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how to count the number of words in vi editor?? i am finding the words using / but these seems to be highlighted from there i count the words but it's very difficult to count for the big files. i am looking for the command in the vi editor not in the shell prompt using any sed,awk,or tr commands.
Towards the end of the statusline help section, there are examples of how to enable the status line so that it always shows number of characters, modified, etc.
[ edit: I should clarify, this comment ammends Su-Shee's comment re: Ctrl-G. This is a way to see the status line at all times, but has no word count functionality. While such could be implemented, it would be very expensive to perform ]