Questions tagged [plain-text]

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

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Audio production with a non-linear editor that works from plain-text files

I am starting audio production after many years in software development. I have produced some audio for video in Final Cut Pro and now I want to go to the next level. After I finish the project, I may ...
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Find two text strings within N lines

I am looking for a gratis Windows program that can take a standard windows text file and search for occurrences of two user provided strings within N lines of each other, where N is user specified. ...
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Windows tool to diff 3 or more files

I am looking for a tool for Windows. It must allow comparing at least 3 text blocks. Any recommendations? Update: 4 or more files at the same time is even better
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Command line or PHP tool to convert a .txt file to a PDF on Windows

Ever since I first learned about PDF in the early 2000s, I've been searching on and off for software to automate the conversion of various documents formats to such a .pdf file. I've tried numerous "...
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Batch Find/Replace within text file with savable/editable replace lists/presets

I am looking for software for Windows that provides a lot of functionality for Find/Replace batch operations on text files in folders. A key feature is the ability to create batch lists of find/...
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Is there a general, command-line “hyphenator” for plaintext documents/strings?

I'm trying to turn a plaintext string like this: This is a long example sentence. Okay, it wasn't too long, but here is another one. And also another one. into this: This is a long example sentence....
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Is there such a thing as a general, command-line “hyphenator” for plaintext documents/strings?

I'm trying to turn a plaintext string like this: This is a long example sentence. Okay, it wasn't too long, but here is another one. And also another one. into this: This is a long example sentence....
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Primitive text editor for Mac

I'm looking for a MacOS counterpart to the classic Windows Notepad -- a primitive text editor with minimal functionality. I'd prefer open-source, though other zero-cost software is acceptable. Must ...
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Windows GUI file viewer that only displays printable characters

Please recommend a gratis Windows GUI-based file viewer that only displays printable characters. These are approximately ASCII characters 32-126. Basically, I want to be able open a binary file and ...
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“MailMerge” for CSV + Markdown

I remember from my MS Office days the Mail merge feature: I had a table in an Excel sheet, a template in Word and Mail Merge created a Word document from each row in the Excel sheet. I now have ...
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Word processor that will create text files with embedded images, but store the images outside of the text

I've been using Microsoft Word for note-taking, and git for version control. The problem is that git can't diff the Microsoft Word files, so I'd like to switch to using a plaintext format. However, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get difference of two regular literature texts (not source code), with markup on changes

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 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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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 ...