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Hi all A friend has a bunch of html files that she needs to strip all the code out of, to leave plain text. Is there an OS X program that does this? Meow...

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    Hi all

    A friend has a bunch of html files that she needs to strip all the code
    out of, to leave plain text. Is there an OS X program that does this?

    Meow
    Cat Guest

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    In aus.computers.mac Cat <meowpurring.cat> wrote:
    > Hi all
    > A friend has a bunch of html files that she needs to strip all the code
    > out of, to leave plain text. Is there an OS X program that does this?
    Another suggestion, which can be very handy in certain situations
    where you literally want to strip the tags out leaving the text as it
    was in the source file:

    % cat myHTMLfile.html | perl -pe 's/<.+?>//g'

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    In article <meow-D8AC46.10033709072003otis.netspace.net.au>,
    Cat <meowpurring.cat> wrote:
    > In article <beemag$lv6$1gruvel.une.edu.au>,
    > Lindsay Rowlands <lrowlandmetz.une.edu.au> wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Yep. Just fire up any browser, open each file and save as text. Couldn't
    > > be simpler. Alternatively, open the html files in Word X and save as a
    > > word doents. You could also create a macro to process all the files
    > > and automate the procedure.
    >
    > Lynz
    >
    > Thanks - pretty obvious, really. But she has 2000 files :) I have
    > convinced her to buy a copy of BBEdit (she'll find other uses for it) -
    > turns out it has a strip-tags command which works well. I think I can
    > script BBEdit to do this in a kind of batch mode.
    >
    > Pip pip.
    >
    > Meow

    TextSOAP is shareware and does all that and more. You can batch process
    all the files in a folder at once and it's blindingly quick. I just got
    a copy from Tucows.

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    In article
    <inpitlane-742E47.16221209072003lon-reader.news.telstra.net>,
    Brett Ramsey <inpitlanenospam.pitlanepr.com> wrote:
    > TextSOAP is shareware and does all that and more. You can batch process
    > all the files in a folder at once and it's blindingly quick. I just got
    > a copy from Tucows.
    So it is... I found it just after posting my previous message.

    Meow
    Cat Guest

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    Brett Ramsey <inpitlanenospam.pitlanepr.com> wrote:
    > TextSOAP is shareware and does all that and more.
    there is also a free java-based editor that has this batch-replace
    capability: Jedit.

    Also, the latest "lite" version of BBEdit (free, OS9, OSX) does it too:
    [url]ftp://ftp.barebones.com/pub/freeware/BBEdit_Lite_612.smi.hqx[/url]

    Herve

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