PWG> 4 tools to help produce IETF plain text documents (RFCs, MIBs)

PWG> 4 tools to help produce IETF plain text documents (RFCs, MIBs)

PWG> 4 tools to help produce IETF plain text documents (RFCs, MIBs)

Tom Hastings hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Mon Apr 14 14:21:25 EDT 1997


Ira McDonald has added two more tools to the ones we had before in:


  ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/tools/


-rw-rw-r--   1 pwg      pwg        27360 Apr 14 18:14 cscan.exe
-rw-rw-r--   1 pwg      pwg        26240 Apr 14 18:14 maxln.exe
-rw-r--r--   1 pwg      pwg        30032 Apr 14 18:15 overx.exe
-rw-rw-r--   1 pwg      pwg         1089 Dec  2 19:04 readme-maxln-cscan.txt
-rw-r--r--   1 pwg      pwg        27440 Apr 14 18:16 strip.exe


The new ones are:


overx.exe undoes the overstriking that the generic text driver uses
so that the generic text driver can be used to produce plain text
from MS-WORD.


strip.exe removes any bad control characters.


The existing ones scan for bad characters and look for long lines.


Could we put these tools on our PWG web page?


Thanks much to Ira for this help!!
Tom






Return-Path: <imcdonal at eso.mc.xerox.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 21:59:18 EDT
From: imcdonal at eso.mc.xerox.com (Ira Mcdonald x10962)
To: hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com, imcdonal at eso.mc.xerox.com
Subject: Four Text Tools - 'overx' overstrike merge utility


Hi Tom,                                         Saturday (12 April 1997)


I have just posted new copies of my little utilities to our file server
in '/pub/mib/iratools/bin', including my new 'overx' utility (merges
overstrike lines in text files).  The others are: 'cscan' (count control
characters and graphic characters in text files); 'maxln' (count lines
longer than a 'fence' column in text files); and 'strip' (remove all
control characters and graphic characters in text files).  You are
welcome to post these (16-bit) MS-DOS binaries to the PWG's server.


Cheers,
- Ira McDonald



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