[Users] Counting characters

Neil Bothwick neil at digimed.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 17:20:09 CET 2012

On Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:05:40 -0500, Jerry wrote:

> I occasionally use claws-mail to send text messages to cell phone
> devices. These have to be under 140 characters in total (or maybe 160 --
> I forget). Anyway, does anyone know of a quick way to determine the
> number of characters in the message other than physically counting them?

Try this as an action

 | kdialog --msgbox "Characters: $(wc -c)"

If you don't use KDE, replace kdialog with your desktop's equivalent.

Neil Bothwick

"There are some ideas so idiotic that only an intellectual could believe
them" George Orwell
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