Count words in a TeX/LaTeX document.

pdftotext file.pdf - | wc -w
Bases word count on the genreated PDF file; so make sure to update this first. The PDF file also includes references and output of any macros.
Sample Output

2013-06-01 16:29:04

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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