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#WC Gedit Plugin This is a Gedit plugin for know lines, words and characteres a file has. This plugin uses the wc command underneath and parse the output to place it in the bottom panel.


As all Gedit plugins wc.plugin and files are expected to be at ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/ folder.

There is plugin taken from to install the plugin easily. Just run ./

This plugin needs the wc to be in place to work.


Install the plugin, run the Gedit and activate the plugin. From then on whenever you save the file you'll see in the bottom panel a summary of lines, words and characters in the file.

See the screenshot below for a better understanding. WC Gedit Plugin Screenshot


  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D
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