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Old 04-20-2013, 12:56 AM   #16
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The history is at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65740
Alas the External Tools plugin has been dropped as too many bugs had crept in - http://kate-editor.org/2011/08/09/ma...-tools-plugin/ - so that solution is out.
At some time in the future we may get something via Python - http://kate-editor.org/2012/06/26/ex...te-with-pytho/
 
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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Activate the "Text Filter" plugin, select the text, and start the filter (Tools->Filter Text, or Ctrl+/). In the pop-up box, check the "Copy" box and enter the "wc -w" command in the text box. You word count will be the top entry in your clipboard, which you can paste anywhere you want, or just look at in your copy stack.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 03:24 AM   #18
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Indeed, the Tools->Filter Text does work, but if, like me, you need to check the word count frequently, it is a bit cumbersome. I have Konsole open with a wc command in it that I can alt/tab to and from very quickly. It's either that or Libre Office until someone fixes Kate. I'd love to do it myself but the learning curve would be over the horizon.
 
Old 05-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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Talking A general solution: word count for any text selection using Klipper

O.K., here's a "work around" that works for me:
  1. Create this script, say kwc, in a directory in your search path. (I have a ~/bin directory I use for such things.)
    Code:
    if [ -n "$1" ]
    then 
      msg="$(echo "$1" | wc -cmwl | gawk '{printf("%s line%s\n%s word%s\n%s character%s\n",$1,($1>1)?"s":"",$2,($2>1)?"s":"",$3,($3>1)?"s":"")}')"
      kdialog --msgbox "${msg}"
    else
      msg="Please select the text for which you desire statistics."
      kdialog --error "${msg}"
    fi
  2. Make the code executable (e.g., chmod +x ~/bin/kwc)
  3. Install the clipboard tool (I use Klipper since I run under KDE, but I think that GNOME has a similar tool.) Note: The following assumes klipper.
  4. Right click on the clipboard in the task bar, and click the "Enable user actions" box.
  5. Create a action, with no regular expression, containing kwc %s. (Use whatever your name choice you made, and any description you want. Be sure to pass the %s argument to the script -- that's the "current active clipboard contents.")
  6. Open the Klipper "Configure Kilpper" item, and verify that the "Synchronize contents of the clipboard and the selection" is checked, and, optionally -- depending on how else you use you clipboard -- check the "Text selection only" box. (Note that you can also change your history size here.)
  7. Close the Klipper configurarion window.
  8. Go to kate or, actually, anywhere you can do a text selection, and select some text.
  9. Right-click on the Klipper in the task bar, and click on the "Manually select a user action." item, and then select kwc (or whatever you called it) in the pop-up.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 05-19-2013 at 03:24 PM. Reason: Minor typo
 
Old 07-03-2014, 11:18 AM   #20
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Simple wc solution

If you have the terminal activated, there is a simple solution to use wc in it:

* type wc<enter> in terminal, wc is waiting for input now
* select text you want to count
* tools - pipe to terminal
* press ctrl-d in terminal to end the input

voila: wc counts for you
 
  


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