[SATLUG] Requesting CLI assitance.
donguitar at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 14:06:45 CDT 2008
First off, I've been on this site...
...trying to teach myself how to use the CLI and I'm starting to get it,
a little, but it's a slow process. Meanwhile I very much wish to learn
how to use this utility.
and I'm having trouble figuring it out. Here are the particulars
the text file is named...
...and I wish to invoke the following switches:
--extract [to create a file I can paste into a template]
--make_links [to convert URLs in the text document to hypertext links]
--lower_case_tags [because lower case tags are standards compliant]
--short_line_length 65 [so that any line 65 characters or shorter will
be followed by an html <br> to preserve the test file's formatting (I
keep the text file's line length down to 60 characters or less).
I wish to have an output file named text.html
So far I've no trouble opening a terminal and navigating to the text
don at debianguitar:~$ cd /home/don/temp2
don at debianguitar:~/temp2$ ls
don at debianguitar:~/temp2$
Could someone please show me the syntax required to use this utility in
the manner I've described, or correct me if you can see some fundamental
error in my reasoning process?
I use a Windows app called Text2web to create the online issue of our
ezine each month.
I deliberately try to make the online version resemble the plain text
email version as closely as possible. I have text2web set to omit any
html headers or footers and to preserve the text file's formatting by
preceding carriage returns with html breaks.
This is quite literally the only thing I'm still using Windows to do and
every time I turn on the XP machine I'm more annoyed by my inability
to do the job in Linux. If I can learn to use txt2html I won't have any
more use for XP. That would please me a lot.
I realize that many of you are somewhat contemptuous of those of us who
are CLI challenged. I hope you'll set aside that contempt for a moment
and help eliminate some of my ignorance.
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