HTM2TXT v 1.0, May.08,1997 by Otto R꼋er
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.
HTM2TXT belongs to group: ..pub/os2/apps/internet/www/util/
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:
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.
The following files are contained in HTM2TXT1.ZIP:
HTM2TXT.CMD the REXX command-file 1997-05-08
HTM2TXT.ICO an icon file contributed by Gerard Pinkas, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKEOBJ.CMD a command to create a desktop program object
README.TXT documentation, this file
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.
From an OS/2 command line start HTM2TXT:
Make sure filename.htm is in the current directory.
filename may contain wildcard character '*'.
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.
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
any other value may specify a valid
path\filename or a symbolic device
line 70: consts= this is a table of variables to substitute
special characters. This table has been
contributed by email@example.com
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
These options may appear in any order after the filename:
htm2txt filename.html e te p 8 l 80 u f n o stdout c
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 and recommendations pls to: