HTML to Text

Version: 
1.0
Release date: 
Tuesday, 9 September, 1997

License:

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A REXX script which extracts HTML-tags from HTML-files used in Internet www-communication and stores the remaining text into an ASCII-file.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: unzip file in directory contained in your CONFIG.SYS PATH= statement. You may use the MAKEOBJ.CMD to create a desktop oject for HTM2TXT.CMD. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

HTML to Text v. 1.0 (9/9/1997, Otto Räder) Readme/What's new
HTM2TXT v 1.0, Sep.09,1997 by Otto Räder Description: HTM2TXT.CMD is a REXX script which extracts HTML-tags from .HTML-files used in Internet www-communication and stores the remaining text into an ASCII-file. Group: HTM2TXT belongs to group: ..pub/os2/apps/internet/www/util/ Freeware: HTM2TXT may be distributed freely under the following conditions. Copyright notices must NOT be removed, all files contained in the file inventory below must be distributed together (you may not remove any files), and you may not charge for the program. If you find the program useful then send a post-card (picture of the location where you live) to: Otto Räder Hauptstrasse 61B/13 A3001 Mauerbach --------------- Austria Prerequisites: HTM2TXT requires OS/2 and REXX. It has been developed and tested under OS/2 Warp, there is no intention to move it to other platforms. Distribution: The following files are contained in HTM2TXT1.ZIP: HTM2TXT.CMD the REXX command-file 1997-09-09 HTM2TXT.ICO an icon file contributed by Gerard Pinkas, pinkas@en.com MAKEOBJ.CMD a command to create a desktop program object README.TXT documentation, this file FILE_ID.DIZ Id-file Installation: To install HTM2TXT just UNZIP the HTM2TXT1.ZIP file and place the command into a directory contained in your CONFIG.SYS PATH= statement. You may use the MAKEOBJ.CMD to create a desktop oject for HTM2TXT.CMD. You should run MAKEOBJ.CMD from that directory where HTM2TXT.CMD and HTM2TXT.ICO are installed. Usage: From an OS/2 command line start HTM2TXT: htm2txt filename.htm Make sure filename.htm is in the current directory. filename may contain wildcard character '*'. or Drag and drop a .HTML object to the HTM2TXT object if you have created one using makeobj.cmd. HTM2TXT will create an output file 'filename.txt' and it will start an editor to view this file. Note: HTM2TXT will follow <a href="...> tags and tries to resolve the given link-address. If it can be accessed it will be included in the .txt file. Note: Following options have been added on users requests. They have been made 'options' in order to guarantee consistency to current users. Following statements may be changed to customize operation: line 11: linemax=72 maximum line length in output file. Any text longer will be split to output lines not longer than 'linemax' line 12: pixlbyt=6 when <td width="nnnPIX"> then the column width in tables is determined by: chars = nnn/pixlbyt. line 13: editor='E' the name of an ASCII editor to display result file. It may be changed to the installations favoured editor. editor='' causes no editor to be called line 14: chain='Y' tells HTM2TXT to follow href-chains. any other setting inhibits chaining. line 15: showu='N' tells HTM2TXT not to show href-chain-addresses in output-text. if set to 'Y' chain-addresses are shown in output-text. line 16: nocmt='N' tells HTM2TXT not to suppress html-comments. any other value suppresses html-comments in output file. line 17: ofile='.TXT' tells HTM2TXT the outputfile-name should be derived from the inputfile-name: it should be ifiname.TXT. any other value may specify a valid path\filename or a symbolic device like STDOUT. line 18: bold='N' <bold>-tags are ignored. if set to 'Y' text within <bold>-tags is shown in uppercase framed by the characters defined in "boldon='<'" and "boldoff='>'" lines 19 and 20. line 21: retab='N' If bold='Y' then if retab='Y' a new line is created aftere </b>-tag. line 22: retap='N' If set to: retap='Y' then a new line is created after each <p>-tag. line 77: consts= this is a table of variables to substitute special characters. This table has been contributed by tremro@digicom.qc.ca You may temporarily overwrite these parameters by adding options when starting htm2txt from an os/2 command line: htm2txt filename.html l 80 to set linemax to 80 characters htm2txt filename.html p 8 to set pixlbyt to 8 pixels/char htm2txt filename.html e tedit to set editor to tinyedit htm2txt filename.html o finame to define an output file name htm2txt filename.html f n to suppress chaining htm2txt filename.html u to include url-references in .txt htm2txt filename.html c to suppress comments htm2txt filename.html b to show '*'BOLDED TEXT'*' in uppercase htm2txt filename.html b r to create NewLine after </b>-tag htm2txt filename.html n to create NewLine after <p>-tag These options may appear in any order after the filename: htm2txt filename.html e tedit p 8 l 80 u f n o stdout c b r n Warranty: The program is distributed on an as-is basis. It tries to extract as much text as possible, however, i am sure, there are some special forms of tags which i missed. Normally such tags are simply ignored. There is no guarantee to get certain results nor is any guarantee to avoid damages of existing files. Note: In the current directory the program will overwrite any file with filename of input-file and a file extension of .TXT, eg.: filename.TXT ! Comments: Comments and recommendations pls to: oraeder@ibm.net
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/internet/www/util/htm2txt1.zip
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