[Solved] vim pipe exact visual selection to os command

Shangjian Ding Asks: vim pipe exact visual selection to os command
I’m trying to pipe the exact visual selection to stdin of OS commands, e.g. :'<,'>!wc -c would replace the current visual selection with the count of characters. When my visual selection is within a line and is only part of line, I expect that the part selected would be piped, but instead the behavior is that the whole line is piped. Is there another way to do this such that I can pipe exactly the visual selection rather than the whole line?

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