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Tool to convert between different plain text formats

With txt2tags (https://txt2tags.org/), you can export to at least 20 different formats, including rtf (rich text format), latex, html, wikipedia, creole, dokuwiki, restructured text, markdown, spip, ...
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Language detection at shell command

Apache Tika can do that for 18 languages: Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and ...
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Text editor that takes more than 10 gb

There is a chance, that Sublime is suitable for your task, but with several prerequisites: You should disable plugins such as syntax highlighting, bracket matcher or git gutter, i.e. any plugin that ...
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Is there a program to copy full folder path directories?

The windows command: tree /A /F > temp.txt gets very close to what you are asking for. | temp.txt | +---build | __init__.py | +---lib | | activex.py | | activexwrapper.py ...
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Software to add text to image

If you need a software to draw texts on pictures I recommend you the free yet powerful Image Editor Gimp in which you can draw texts on your pictures beside its many other features. You can download ...
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Software to remove formatting on the clipboard automatically

I think PureText mostly fits the bill. It does not replace the default paste functions but I quickly got used to using it's default of Win+V. Gave me the freedom to keep Ctrl+V should I want to retain ...
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Desktop publishing / page layout for Linux

By looking at this Wikipedia page, I can see there aren't too many free alternatives for Linux. In fact you've already tried all WYSIWYG DTP software (excepting LyX). You say you weren't happy with ...
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looking for python script to extract and reorganize tagged text

Here is a piece of code to, first, make a list of your tags. If I have some time I will proceed next later ;). import glob import re list_of_tags = [] for filename in glog....
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

Regain (desktop search)   You can find a list of desktop search managers on Wikipedia but I find the Regain opensource project as being a sensible choice, beside that is free(as in libre) and also ...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

The open source DocFetcher has indexed over 10.000 epub books for me. The indexing process is quick, and conducting a full-text search across all of those books (after indexing) takes only a few ...
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Windows plain text editor that allows to bold/italicize/indent

If you need formatting only during first openin, not needed saving of formatting, then try SynWrite: you need Beta version (link at site) you need to install "Color Text" via "Options - Addons ...
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Software for Glossing/Tagging and Mapping Patterns in Text

Since you already know some python you could take a look at the Natural Language Toolkit - nltk - it has a large suite of tools and the ability to customise most of them. Of your requirements: ...
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Any tool to change words position in a text?

I suggest taking a look at the python Natural Language Toolkit, nltk, you will need to install python first if your platform doesn't come with it, i.e. MS-Windows but it is available for most ...
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Looking for a powerful text processing tool

I would suggest looking at Python and Scrapy. Python with it's standard libraries includes lots of very powerful text processing tools including regular expressions but scrapy takes it a lot further. ...
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Fix up scanned text documents as images

What you describe can be done with OpenCV and python as demonstrated here and Adrian's imutils, the rest of the blog posts are worth a read as well. (Note that the code in the blog post makes use of ...
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Tool to find hard-coded passwords in source code

Sonar Secrets is a plugin to SonarQube. It can recognize passwords, API keys, AWS credentials, tokens, etc. from source code. You can read a nice introduction to it in https://medium.com/@...
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Software to delete lines in a text file

GnuWin is able to do it, e.g. sed. At the command line, type for %f in ("*.txt") do C:\...\sed -i "1,3!d" "%f" The for command is part of the Windows command line. %f defines a variable to hold the ...
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Chrome extension to convert text to 'Sentence case.'

A script to do it with AutoHotkey (scripting language for desktop automation on Windows), in case it's ok not to be browser only: CTL+ALT+k - Sentence case (what you asked for) CTL+L - convert to ...
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Text search and replace

You can use text-editors SynWrite / CudaText for this. They are gratis, and CT is cross-platform. For SynWrite just call command "Search - Find/replace in files". For CudaText need to install plugin ...
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Converting non-ASCII Unicode symbols into words

Not a package, but two simple functions that may already do what you want to achieve: import unicodedata def InsertUnicodeCharNames(inputstring): result = "" for ch in inputstring: ...
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Markup compatible notepad

I recommend Boostnote. Boostnote is an Open source note-taking app for programmers. It focuses on writing Markdown note and code snippet quickly, can organized in a better way. You can sync data to ...
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Which text mining software is suited for an introduction lecture?

The python Natural Language Toolkit, NTLK and optionally SciKit-Learn libraries fit your bill admirably: Gratis & Open Source easy to use - With a little background reading Well documnented - Yes ...
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Software for converting HOCR format to txt?

A Mac/Linux/Windows specific software might exist, but I wrote my own PHP script to get all the data out of the hOCR file into a database, and from there I can create whatever format I want with the ...
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Text editor that takes more than 10 gb

From my experience, Emacs (for Windows) and Sublime (both free although there is a paid version for Sublime, but you don't need that) would be your best bet. I have opened 6GB files with Sublime ...
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How can I delete non-english words from text file?

This is not really an answer; it's just that it's too big to be a comment. pyenchant: Python bindings for the Enchant spellchecker. ... Enchant is used to check the spelling of words and suggest ...
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Preprocessor for Windows, good for generating HTML files

You might consider the UNIX/Linux standard macro preprocessor m4, which does have at least one port to Windows, and is almost certainly available in WSL (although you didn't indicate what version of ...
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Software to search for duplicate lines within a text file

CudaText editor is almost what you need. It has plugin Sort which is called by menu item "Plugins / Sort", there you see several menu items, including "Remove duplicate lines". "Almost what you need" ...
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File Data Processor

You are describing a type of process which the *nix toolchain design is suited: a suite of text-processing tools that each operate upon a file or text stream in sequence, each doing a simple operation ...
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Is there something that can automatically align the equals sign (=) characters in text files?

Just install the "Terraform and HCL"-Plugin from Jetbrains. It also supports syntax highglighting and much more features. After you've installed it, open your file and press "Ctrl+Alt+L&...
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