[TxMt] Re: Character and Word Counting of Highlighted Text

Stuart Wheeler textmatelist.to.wheeles at spamgourmet.com
Tue Nov 16 16:31:39 UTC 2004

OK, got my license. Thanks!

I hadn't even looked at the command stuff that closely - reminds me a 
little of TextPad on Windows. This opens up a whole new world of 
usefulness. I changed your command to:

wc | /usr/bin/awk '{print "lines:", $1, " words:", $2, " chars:", $3}'

That seems to explain the numbers a little better.


On 16 Nov 2004, at 16:11, Stuart Wheeler wrote:

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