Questions tagged [plain-text]

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

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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 ...
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Looking for a keyboard with navigation keys (for navigating up/down/left/right multiple-line tex area widgets)

I'm using the default Samsung Keyboard on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android smartphone. When composing a Facebook (or other) message, the text often spans multiple lines. Whenever there are more than ...
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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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A simple note making application with human-readable/writable storage

I'm looking for a simple application for making notes. My requirements: Simple storage format. I mean it. I want to be able to browse and edit my notes using a text editor (like notepad or Emacs), ...
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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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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

I write quite a bit in plain text files. A simple text editor, like Notepad, meets most of my needs when writing plain text files. But sometimes being able to bold or italicize a word is very useful....
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File undo history external to any text editor (similar to local history in an IDE)

I am after a tool that can provide me with incremental file history (for text-based source files). I use version control but would like more history. This history only needs to be temporary and span ...
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A way to archive text files/source code

As a programmer, I would like a way to archive code and other miscellaneous text-based files. I'm familiar with version control(Git, Hg, and SVN) but I am wondering if there is something more suited ...
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Random text generator

I have a very simple program/piece of software in mind, but I don't know if it exists or - if it does - how to search for it. I see this being used as a tool for creative writing or improv exercises ...
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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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Super-lightweight cloud based text editor

I have a rubbish old netbook that I use for writing when I'm out and about. It's of such limited specifications that I use notepad++ for this rather than a real word processor. Recently I lost some ...
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Advanced line breaking (with prefix, suffix and width) for comments in text editors on Linux?

Basically, I'd want to achieve some sort of automatic line breaking in a text editor on Linux; I'm pretty sure it exists, but I don't know how it's called. Let's say the facility allows you to specify ...
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Simple text editor for spreadsheet-style data entry

I enter a lot of data that will ultimately be saved as comma separated text files (.csv). I currently use Excel but often find that it auto-formats the data inappropriately and is basically overkill ...
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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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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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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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Open source program to copy the contents of a Windows text file to the clipboard

Background I build a lot of text files in my $DAYJOB, which are then submitted to a review board in a very complicated Excel document. The contents of each text file must be pasted into a TextBox on ...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

Looking for a Windows program (similar to "Everything") that can: Scan a very large (2-3TB, 10,000s or even 100,000s of files in 1,000s of folders) directory recursively For each "text" file, index ...
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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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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 ...