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Html to ascii converter.

22 OCT 2006
VILISTEXTUM(1) General Commands Manual VILISTEXTUM(1)


vilistextum - html to ascii converter


vilistextum [OPTIONS] [inputfile |-] [outputfile | -]


vilistextum is a html to ascii converter specifically programmed to get the best out of incorrect html.


inputfile,- resp. outputfile,- replace inputfile with '-' for reading from standard input, likewise outputfile with '-' for writing to standard output. -a, --no-alt don't output anything for IMG tags even if they have an ALT attribute. Implies --no-image. -c, --convert-tags some tags will be converted to special characters. -e, --errorlevel NUMBER increase level of verbosity for error messages (0: No error messages). -i, --defimage STRING IMG tags without alt attribute are output as [STRING]. -l, --links numbers the links in the document and creates footnotes of each link at the end of the file. -k, --links-inline print the links directly after the html tag. -m, --dont-convert-characters don't convert the entities from windows1252 (&#128;-&#159; and their proper entity names) -n, --no-image don't output [Image] for IMG tags that have no ALT attribute. -p, --palm output text more suitable for reading on a PDA. -r, --remove-empty-alt if there is an empty ALT attribute in a IMG tag (eg <IMG href="..." alt="">), don't output '[]'. -s, --shrink-lines [NUMBER] if there are more than NUMBER empty lines, output only NUMBER. Default: 1. -t, --no-title don't output title. -w, --width NUMBER maximum line width. -h, --help display this help and exit -v, --version output version information and exit MULTIBYTE OPTIONS (Only available if compiled with multibyte support) -u, --output-utf-8 instead of the character set of the html document, everything will be output as utf-8. -x, --translit use the //TRANSLIT feature of libiconv. Consult the iconv manual for details. -y, --charset CHARSET if the HTML document doesn't provide a character set in the meta tags, use CHARSET.


The rendering of tables is not very good. The handling of OL is incomplete. The program treats it as UL and more than 10 nested lists confuse it. Text is never justified.


Please report bugs to <>.


Vilistextum was written by Patric Mueller <> and may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAR‐ RANTY for this program.


iconv(3), lynx(1), links(1), w3m(1)
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vilistextum(1) referred by HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum(3pm)
refer to iconv(3) | links(1) | lynx(1) | w3m(1)
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