Questions tagged [plain-text]

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

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Which Windows IMAP client should I use for plain-text emailing?

At my job we have switched from Lotus Notes to Office 365, which is an improvement, but being used to Gmail I'm not perfectly happy using Outlook or the Outlook web app. I am looking for a Windows ...
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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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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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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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Simple tool for drawing plots to be output as a table of numbers

I want a program for inputting a function defined by table of values in GUI. feedgnuplot can turn a set of text lines with numbers into a graph in one move. I want to do the reverse - turn a graph 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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast way to search/view within a 1MB text file with “.xml” extension in Android

I have a 1 megabyte text file on my Android SD card. It has a .xml filename extension that I can't change, but the content is actually human-readable. I often need to search into the file and read a ...
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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...