PMP Mail Archive: PMP> 4 tools to help produce IETF plain text documents (RFCs, MIBs)

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> 4 tools to help produce IETF plain text documents (RFCs, MIBs)

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

Tom Hastings (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:21:25 PDT

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@eso.mc.xerox.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 21:59:18 EDT
From: imcdonal@eso.mc.xerox.com (Ira Mcdonald x10962)
To: hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com, imcdonal@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