Questions tagged [plain-text]

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

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Diff tool with structured output (json/xml_

Is there a diff tool/library (that works on windows) that produces structured output (for example json)? I would like to process the output automatically in some way, and for that I would need to ...
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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 to search for duplicate lines within a text file

I have a text file containing 20K URL's. Within the file, 1-2 blank lines are present between many of the URL's. I need to find all duplicate URL's within the file and remove them. The order of ...
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A text editor that I can fork - or guidance toward an emacs macro

I am writing a Flex lexer and Bison parser for a plaintext file format using a sort of vertical parallelism: two characters that are in the same column are inherently associated with one another. I ...
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Gmail to .txt file

Is there a software or script that can download a set selection of emails to a single .txt file? If not, can it be downloaded to different .txt files and then concatenated? I'm looking to train a ML ...
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Tools to convert source code to EPUB/HTML

I like to read source code on my Kindle, and thus I need to convert it to either epub or HTML. I want the result to preferably have syntax highlighting and auto detection of source language. If not, ...
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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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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

I have a few dozen PDFs, each of which are very large. Specifically: These PDFs total to about 15GB. These PDFs are primarily scanned images of textual documents, but they do contain the text data (...
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Software to insert pre-defined values into browser input forms

I need to fill in many questionnaires in web-browser. Some questions have answers that are reused many times (e.g my name). Currently I have text file from which I copy such answers. Switching between ...
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Video editor that works from plain-text files

I have used iMovie and Final Cut Pro for video projects. I find them easy to work with and intuitive to some degree. After I finish the project, I may want to change one word that appears multiple ...
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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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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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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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Library that takes in text and generates a title for it?

Does there exist a library that takes a plain text article, essay, etc, and generates an appropriate/quasi-appropriate title for it? "Title" meaning: about 1 to 10 words that meaningfully reflect the ...
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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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Android SMS backup app that exports SMS messages to plain text

Can anyone recommend an Android SMS backup/export app with the following requirements: Runs on Android (any version) Gratis Exports SMS conversations to one or more plain text (txt) file(s). Not XML,...
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Web-based Grep app

I am looking for an application I can host at my house on one of my servers that allows me to grep large datasets. I have roughly 10-15 TB of txt files. I am currently using a GUI-based grep ...
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Tool to append all copied text to a file

What I'd want is a tool where, every time I copy something from anywhere, to append it to a text file, either within such tool, or to a custom file. I know there are several clipboard managers, which ...
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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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Open Source speech-to-text software for audio files in English

I have hundreds of hours of audio files in English that I need to transcript 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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Is there a text editor which displays column numbers and/or displays text in a grid to quickly glance column numbers?

I basically need a text editor which displays text in a grid, so that I can know the exact column numbers of the text. The numerical simulation software I am using, TOUGH+ (written in FORTRAN), has a ...
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Extracting plain text from EPUB [closed]

I have loads of EPUBS from which I need to extract plain text, without any formatting or other information. In order to creat wordlists, I got hold of many publications of a language in EPUB format. ...
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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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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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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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Tool to convert between different plain text formats

There are several types of plain text structuring / formatting syntax out there, for example: MarkDown MediaWiki XWiki HTML Is there a generic tool (easier / more appropriate than reg-ex) that helps ...
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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simple versioning for plain-text documents (Linux)

I would like to identify a simple, FOSS version control system for plain text documents. For more complex (academic) writing, I happily use LibreOffice. But increasingly I find it convenient to write ...
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Software to draw shapes in plain text file (ASCII/Unicode)

Sometimes I need to draw simple shapes into plain text documentation file. What application can do this? Last time I've used such an app under MS-DOS :) (It was called Flow or something like that.) ...
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Diff text files and print the resultant comparison two-pane with differences highlighted

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to: Take a diff between two given plain text files Display the diff on screen in a traditional two-pane format, with differences highlighted Print the diff, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...