[TxMt] Character and Word Counting of Highlighted Text

Stuart Wheeler textmatelist.to.wheeles at spamgourmet.com
Tue Nov 16 16:11:04 UTC 2004

Thanks, Allan. Now to put my money where my mouth is and buy a license.


> On Nov 16, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Stuart Wheeler wrote:
> > Now all I need to do is work out how to determine the number of
> > characters and words I am highlighting (without manually counting
> > them). Is it possible to do that in TextMate at the moment? If I can
> > find that out then I'll buy a license.
> You can create a command (menu: Command / Edit Commands…).
> Set the Command(s): to “wc”, Standard input to “Selected text” and
> Standard output to “Show as tooltip”.
> If you bind a key to this command, you get the “lines words characters”
> shown for selected text as a tooltip when you press the key -- it's not
> as convenient as having the information in the status bar all the time,
> but I hope it'll make do until I add it.

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