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software working with "plain text" documents (AKA "ASCII files").

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Recover a deleted text file

A longer text file was overwritten with a shorter one with the same name. I need to restore the previous longer version. The file system is NTFS. Almost nothing was neither written nor removed from ...
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Copy & paste texts omitting leading/trailing white spaces

Looking for utility/macro/plugin to paste texts from clipboard omitting leading/trailing white spaces. Couldn't find this feature in macros in PhraseExpress or utilities like PureText. Thanks.
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How to produce such webpage like https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2898

The IETF site has some nice properties: Links from the HTML version to the TXT and the PDF versions Links to sections, other documents Format for PDF, HTML and TXT nearly identical Page numbers, ...
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Interactive generation of documents using predefined strings

I'm looking for a tool to help expedite the writing of reports that often have the same exact sentences/paragraphs. The idea is to generate documents based on a collection of predefined strings, in an ...
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App to draw bit/byte based messages from plain text description

I think I saw a similar question here a few years back, just just can't find it. I would like to draw descriptions of messages like this: From a plain-text input file which describes them. Maybe ...
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FOSS SDI plain text editor with encoding indicator

looking for open-source SDI (single-document interface, i.e. no document tabs) plain text editor that has text encoding indicator/switcher in some prominent place in its UI, like on toolbar or status ...
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Code editor Android app that supports code folding (expand/collapse code lines)

I'm looking for an Android code editor app that supports code folding (collapse/expand code lines). More Specifications: Android version: 6.0.1 (Preferrably supports Android 4+ versions) Price: Any ...
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Getting marked up difference of two big normal texts (not source code)

How to get difference text of two ebooks converted to plain text? They are both the same book but different editions, so much of text is exactly the same to within hyphenation and punctuation changes. ...
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Gantt diagram generator from textual representation

I am looking for command line utility to generate Gantt diagram from textual representation in Graphviz way or in the way that Blockdiag does. I'm aware of Mermaid and NodeJS, and I know that Plantuml ...
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Software for writing stories

I'm looking for software on Windows, where I can write stories. So I can organize things easy. When I type something like #girl1 that I can later edit it to a name. And that I don't need to find ...
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Note-taking (memo) app without a (reachable) length limitation

I am looking for a very simple, free and ad-free note-taking app for Android. UI-wise, I am happy with S Memo (the text part; I don't care much for the drawing feature), except that its text memos are ...
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Text editor that takes more than 10 gb

I have Emeditor and it does what I want but when it has a file that has one or more gb, it slows down a little or doesn't do a lot. I wanted to know if there's a text-editor that has or does what ...
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All text in website

Do we have a program that takes all text in a website? I wanted to know because I want to see a whole website in text and change it a little.
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less-like pager with filter feature?

I'd like to have a pager program, similar to less, with the following added commands: Prompt for a regular expression and display only lines that match it; Prompt for a regular expression and remove ...
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Linux text editor for large text files

I'm looking for a simple and light weight text editor that is capable to open and edit text files from >=2GB quickly and is also capable to process find and replace operations in such files quickly. ...
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Use regex and delete duplicate lines of text file that has 1 or more GB

Do we have or is there a program/software that has regex and deletes duplicate lines of text file that has 1 or more GB? I have Emeditor but when I have a file that has 80 million lines and I want ...
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Combining files program [closed]

What do I do before I combine all separate files? Or do we have a program/software that combines files? I have a lot of text files but I want them all in one part/file. I want all separate files/text ...
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Software to modify text in a clipboard with hotkey

So I need a piece of software that does the following: I have say the text string "ABCDEF" in my clipboard I press a hotkey I have the text string "ABCDEF+GHI" in my clipboard Now I can paste the ...
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Transcriber software for windows?

Suppose that I am watching some educational movies. for example a course on a university that has been published on the web and I want to write a pamphlet for my self. Since I'm not in the classroom ...
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Is there a character-wise text difference tool?

I constantly need to compare couples of fixed-width text files which change on specific character positions. These files usually have a single line and a fixed number of bytes so most diff tools mark ...
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Markup compatible notepad

I'm looking for a notepad / text-organizer. Maybe something similar to KeepNote. It must support markup style formatting. If it supports basic HTML, that's a bonus. Preferably Linux-compatible, but ...
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Opening several URLs at once

I am looking for a Microsoft Windows program that, given a text as input, can open in my default browser all URLs present in the text (i.e., one URL per tab). Any license or price is fine. For ...
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Open Source speech-to-text software for audio files in English

I have a couple of hours of audio files in English that I need to transcript them to the same language. Do you know a speech-to-text software that I can use to do it automatically? Obviously, the ...
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Convert PDF to text, preserving tables

What's the best software to convert a PDF file to text preserving its tables? The tables might be converted into __ or ---; doesn't matter but I want to preserve them.
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Turn text/PDF into objects in a 3D world you can walk through first person

Imagine the text of a book floating in the air as 3D objects (in the same format/order as the original text). Imagine you're Superman and you're flying around the text to view it. You can fly far ...
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A tool to format text with Unicode combining characters l̲i̲k̲e̲ t̅h̅i̅s̅

Unicode enables some formatting in plain text using combining characters like U+0332 COMBINING LOW LINE: E̲x̲a̲m̲p̲l̲e̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲u̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲e̲x̲t̲. How do I do it automatically, without ...
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Typing software that turns text into a test/game

The KeyHero website lets you input text and test yourself on typing: https://www.keyhero.com/custom-typing-test/ I'm looking for something similar that turns the text more into a game like adds more ...
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Write an article/web-document with mathematical formulas; Android/Windows

As I travel I sometimes like to jot down notes that maybe, one day will become an article or even a book. At least I can have that as a goal :) I wish to write simple body text, include images and ...
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What are tools to extract text from PDF?

I want a tool or library that can extract the text in PDF documents so that it can be retained in a text document. Formatting does not need to be retained, though I would like to be able to recognize ...
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Webapp for determining which sentences in a text file have changed?

Does pre-built software exist for determining if a text document as a whole has changed, and also which sentences have changed? Preferably a webapp. (This would be useful in a legal context for ...
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Convert text to be written with symbols (lines, underlines for copyright in code files)

I found some time ago an online software which helps converting text in text written with symbols but I can't find it again. I need it for writting my company name in code files. Example: "MM PP" ...
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Generate Microsoft Word documents from plain text + style definition

I have to generate a Microsoft Word document (many, but all of them using the same template). I would like to generate it in the same way in which I generate PDF documents from LaTeX sources, i.e. ...
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'rs'-like command line util for working with text arrays in more than 2 dimensions?

Utils like rs and datamash work as though the lines and field separators of a given file were members of a 2-dimensional array. Text utils that work with columns and fields might also be loosely ...
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Software to delete lines in a text file

I'm looking for a windows software which can bulk delete lines in text files after a specific line. For example, a file contains 5 lines. I want to delete lines after the third line. see: Line 1 ...
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A mac tool to fill placeholders before pasting

Im running OSX Yosemite and i need to paste certain patterns repeatedly. I only need to change parts of those. E.g. <tag>something</tag> <p>blehbelhbleh</p> <asd&...
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Text processing app to delete duplicate lines in text file

I have a large text file with over 20,000 lines. The order of the lines is important. I want to remove all duplicate non-blank lines in the file, without disturbing the order. What windows software ...
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Text editor in which you can drag and drop text between tabs

I have a large text file that contains thousands of paragraphs that need to be manually sorted into different files. Just about every notepad program will let me cut and paste paragraphs into ...
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File path text creator

I've been looking for an app that can convert file path to text, I always see something like that on Github. Example: bootstrap/css/bootstrap.css bootstrap.css.map bootstrap.min.css etc. then ...
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Converter that converts EML files to plain text

I archived emails to a bunch of EML files, but the content isn't readable when such files are opened as plain text files. I wonder if there is a converter (must be free) that can bulk convert EML ...
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Web app to synch Facebook group events (and/or Google Calendar) to public RSS or similar

As initially asked on Web applications (but it was then suggested I try here), I'm looking for something that can take events from a Facebook group and make them visible to everyone (without requiring ...
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Software to remove formatting on the clipboard automatically

I'm looking for a tool that will remove formatting on my clipboard automatically as I paste text. I would like the application to meet these requirements, Compatible with Windows 10 Gratis Some ...
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Text formatter which understands grammer

I have converted some PDF documents which contained JPEG into ASCII text. Unfortunately, there are many line breaks in the middle of sentences, leaving some lines with only a few words and the text ...
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Rewrite large number of text files as UTF-8

I have a large number of files that are either in Windows encoding (CP-1252) or UTF-8 without BOM. Since those cause problems in my application, I'd like to convert them to UTF-8 with BOM. I did this ...
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On Linux, is there a program to arrange text and images freely on a canvas for note taking purposes?

My typical use scenario is that I am researching a topic and want to save one or two images per article together with a text summary of that article. I wish to arrange these spatially by pasting ...
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crypto notes service

I'm looking for a online service similar to passpack.com but for notes, not for passwords. I want all the notes (plain text) has been encrypted on the server and decrypted on the client. The only ...
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Text file merging tool

I have several text files that have partially intersecting contents. I want to combine them in the manner to have all contents in one file, but have as little duplicates as possible. This tool not has ...
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Tabbed text editor that autosaves even new files

I often start new text files to paste something or write an idea or phone number. At any time, if my computer were to crash, I want all text to be safe, even text that I had just entered in a new (yet ...
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Document workflow

I'm looking for a solution (consisting of one or more tools) which allows me to implement a personal document workflow to deliver documents of a professional nature with a minimal of repetitive work (...
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Lightweight “USB stick runnable” JavaScript/plain text editor for Mac?

I need a very lightweight text editor that will do plain text and hopefully JavaScript syntax highlighting. The most important thing is that I can avoid any kind of installation, I'd like to run it ...
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Comparing two text files to see they contain all the same lines, though not necesserily in the same order

The situation I have is that I need check that a text file generated contains the same records as a comparison file. However the file records may not be in the same order, and don't need to be. I ...