Pertains to the processing, import or export of plain characters (either ASCII or Unicode) from any language in written form

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any way to run grep backwards, i.e. from the end of the file and up?

i have a 70G+ log file, and i'd like the most recent entries (apache log append new items at the end) that match a pattern. i can either: run grep | tail or run tail | grep option 1 will take ...
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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Hard to read text in all browsers under Windows 7

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit. The text on all of my internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE) is very hard to read: I have tried a lot of different methods from ClearType, to GPU changes and general ...
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Remove first N lines from an active log file

Is there a way to remove the first N lines from a log that is being actively appended by an application?
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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Create a word cloud on linux command-line

I'd like to create a word cloud on the linux command-line, similar to wordle and similar services. How can I do that? I have plain-text files and I'd like to create a word-cloud for each one.
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Excel Vlookup for 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th text value, instead of 1st matching value

I have rows of possible duplicate employee ID #'s, with another column of different values for the same person. I need a single column of unique ID's with the certifications transposed in the same ...
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Creating hotkey or keyboard shortcut for pasting specific text phrase in Mac OSX

I have a text phrase (actually, several phases) that I use frequently in multiple applications. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut or hotkey that will paste this text phrase wherever I have placed ...
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Need to add missing iteration id numbers to a series in text or excel. How to get this done without coding?

I have a text, csv or excel file that looks like ||--ID-----||--Name--||--Date of birth--|| 1 Jo 1/1/11 32 Mo 2/2/12 3382 Ro 3/3/10 ...
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Easy way to make many files with names from the list

I have a text file with 30 names in it. I need to make 30 empty text files each called name from the list. Is there an easy way of doing this? Naming 30 text files one by one seems kind of ...
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How to find text files with a certain phrase (including quotation marks) on mac?

I want to find all text files containing source-code like class="some class". When using the Finder search, it is not working, seems like Finder is looking for "some class". Recommendations to other ...
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Case insensitive sorting

Vim's default sort is case sensitive, and produces results like this: A B a How can it be made case-insensitive, to produce the following result given the same input? A a B
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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What does ctrl-opt-v do in OS X?

If you edit text on a Mac and press ctrl-opt-v, nothing appears to happen. But if you now use the arrow keys to move the cursor, you will notice that it will "stand still" at the point where you ...
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Trying to read a text file content and set variables values from that

I have a batch file that creates a text file with its output like the following: RESULT=0&SECURETOKEN=SmH3kciXiVkiwD0i70CwKYgAR&SECURETOKENID=2013031414280240&RESPMSG=Approved The ...
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How to reverse text file in Windows

Please help me, how reverse/sort row in text file with batch in Windows? Example: I have text in this format 15/04/2013-07:10:30 lalala 15/04/2013-07:10:30 Text text 15/04/2013-07:10:30 1 lala ...
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Clipboard addon to remove text formatting

I was just wondering if anyone know of a Windows application that will remove formatting from any text in the clipboard? So if I copy something from Word into another document, the content is pasted ...
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How can I make Firefox word-wrap text/plain files?

When I view this IRC log in Firefox, long lines do not wrap. But I wish they would! Anyone know how to make Firefox word-wrap text/plain files? this file is served as gzipped plain text; try HEAD ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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cat clipboard text into a terminal?

I have text in the clipboard. I want to cat it in a terminal a pipe it into another command. The exact use case is a PEM encoded X509 certificate on a website presented as text (-----BEGIN ...
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Convert text in image file to text file

I have a PDF file which is a scan of a form containing pictures, tables and text. I'd like to run a program (not an online tool) on the file and have it produce a txt file containing the words. Not ...
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How to combe multiple text files into one big one?

I will be working with multiple text files with my friends. I need something that will combine multiple text files into a master file. The method I am after is something that is simple and will create ...
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How to convert YouTube speech to text? [closed]

I found some tutorials one YouTube, on English, and want to convert its speech to text file. What is free and easiest way ?
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How to create a random .txt(Human readable text like ascii) file in linux

I need to create a text file which should contain random text data that can be read by human. I know that we can use /dev/urandom and /dev/random for getting random data. But it is not readable by ...
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Utility to format text file into fixed width for Readme file

We have a number of plain text, MS word, and pdf documents that we want to be formatted in fixed width / fixed cols format in a plain text file, similar to many readmes found out in the wild. I have ...
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Windows 7 (DirectWrite) text-rendering comparison

Windows 7 apparently has advances in its text rendering through the new DirectWrite API. It sounds to me like DirectWrite is employing a more OS X Quartz style of text rendering; MS call it Natural ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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Opened a JPG picture with notepad, pasted all the “text” to a new notepad file, changed to .JPG and it no longer opens. Why?

This phenomenon has been leaving me questions to ask. Here is the detailed experiment, my OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1: I changed a picture (JPG) file to TXT by simply changing its extension (or one ...
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Are Unicode characters like MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING STEM or RECYCLING SYMBOL FOR TYPE-1 PLASTICS used anywhere for their semantic value?

I was browsing the Unicode 6.1 core specification chapter on Symbols, and found that there exist many specialized semantic symbols, such as plastics recycling: The seven numbered logos encoded ...
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HEXtoDEC with Text ouput issue

I am using Excel 2010 and performing a hextodec conversion with text appended to end. If I have a HEX value of 00B60000 that is located in cell D3 and apply the formula ...
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Batch-convert lit -> txt

Is there a tool for Windows to batch-convert a folder of .lit files to a different format, preferably plain-text?
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How search all pdfs in a folder and get a list of files containing the search entry

Using Adobe Reader, I can do an advanced search and find all the pdfs containing the search entry. However I can't seem to export text of the search results. I can highlight the names of the files ...
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AutoIt - writing text to the end of a line

I'm working with AutoIt, and I was wondering in there is a method I can use to append a string of text to the end of a line inside a text file. I've been browsing all over autoIt forums and there are ...
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Text tagging/analysis tool for Mac

I'm a doctoral student doing research in the humanities. As part of my research I have gathered together a lot of interview text. To analyse this data I want to be able to easily tag sections of text ...
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Spark hotkey types wrong text

I am using (and loving) Spark hotkey shortcut manager on Mac. I have a shortcut in the Text / Keyboard tab to type out "test-email@test.com" with 5ms interval assigned to Ctrl+5. Most times it works ...
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Recovering text files in terminal using grep on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I foolishly removed some source code from my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine with rm -rf when doing something with buildout. I want to try and recover these files again. I haven't touched the system ...
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Smooth scrolling text navigation on the command line?

When I open a file with less on the command line, I'd like the page scrolling commands like d, u to scroll the next page into view over a few frames of animation instead of an abrupt jump. I find it's ...
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grep to display all IPs in a text file (linux)

I'm writing a script to look for a ping from a certian foreign IP, but I am having some trouble understanding how to format my "grep" command.. Inside my text file is the output from "netstat anp" ...
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How do I replace cells in Column A of Excel if the column I'm pulling from is partially blank?

I have an old list of names in Column A, and I want to replace them with the update names in Column B. What function can I use to replace only the cells that need updating? I basically want to keep ...
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Is there a way to prevent notepad from inserting new lines when using word wrap?

I remember it wasn't doing this before but now when I am writing a few paragraphs and paste it into a forum post, I notice my lines were broken into new lines where I have to merge them manually. Is ...
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Search selected text in Firefox

What are the different Firefox extensions that can start a search with the selected text? Firefox has an inbuilt feature to search using the currently selected engine. Select any text Right click ...
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Excel formula for changing text into minutes

When extracting data from a Database, I am receiving the duration of time in a text format. What formula do I need to change all the text into number of minutes so I can add rows up to get a total ...
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how do I change the colour scheme on PuTTY

I'm using PuTTY to SSH from my PC at home to Linux computers at work, but some of the text (folder names) is dark blue on black, which is almost impossible to read. How do I change the colour-scheme? ...
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Can less wrap lines like fmt does?

Like most people I use less as my terminal pager. Occasionally I view files consisting of very long lines of plain or marked-up text. By default less folds these lines at the terminal window edge. ...
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How to print a 'flat' pdf from a text file in PDFCreator?

I want to print text documents to PDF but have the resulting text document be 'flat' i.e. it will not be possible to select any text in the pdf, the pdf will be as if it is an image. is this ...
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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Extract text from txt list with command prompt Windows

I have a list in a txt like this AAA 1234561 BBB12 66698732 CCCCC 5878471 DD131 262554158 and and I have a Directory like the below DirectoryA/AAA DirectoryA/BBB12 DirectoryA/CCCCC ...
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Perform a GROUP BY-like command in UNIX

I am having a text file like the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... n <-- column numbering 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ... 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 ... 0 0 1 0 0 ...
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How to make videos like this

How can I create videos like this: http://vimeo.com/24302498 What software do they use? I see lots of these types of videos and curious as to what they use to make them.
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How to add text over GIF animation?

I have a gif animation and I want to add a caption over it. How can I do that ?