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Consequences of removing NUL characters from a text file?

I have quite a large text file (around 20GB) that I use as a simple database, so each record is separated by a new line, and the breaking of this format will cause problems. This file also contains ...
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How to prevent Outlook 2016 from adding line breaks in long URLs?

It seems Outlook 2016 adds line breaks in plain text messages. How can I prevent this? This is how it looks in Outlook 2016 with and without [x] in [x] Remove extra line breaks in plain text ...
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How to draw boxes and tables in plain text

In many plain text documents, box drawing characters are used to draw these boxes in figures and tables. Such examples (from RFC 5766) are shown below. Is there a better way to draw this (for instance,...
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Difference in plain text in Win10 vs OS X

I got some text (from here, fwiw, just the guitar tab part) When I copy/paste that text into TextEdit, the text is misaligned, as if it were not plain text, but I have selected Format > Make Plain ...
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How to copy formatted text from OneNote to other programs?

The only way to not be pasted as image is to copy it as plain text. But I have an article with a lot of simple formatting (bold, italic, underline, table, indent) in various locations and would like ...
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How can I tell Firefox that I want to view some plaintext MIME types directly in the browser

I got a link from a friend which pointed to a standard .patch file, and the web server served-up the file with a Content-Type of text/x-diff. Firefox prompted me to download the file, but I'd prefer ...
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Why is plaintext so popular? [closed]

Today, many protocols and web languages that we use on a daily basis (HTTP, HTML, CSS, javascript, etc.) are delivered in plaintext. From a network performance point of view, this makes absolutely no ...
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Stripping and reformatting specific HTML tags from content

I'm currently working on a study involving Stack Exchange content and trying to find an efficient way to bring the content into my CAQDAS. The CAQDAS I'm using is DeDoose. My issue is that the ...
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How can I keep Notepad++ from replacing em-dashes with Chinese characters?

I've recently started using Notepad++. But when I open a txt file containing em-dashes, those em-dashes display as Chinese characters. Here is a screenshot of a test file open in Notepad: And here ...
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7bit email gets received as base64

I am sending an email with mutt from a hotmail address to gmail. Source on hotmail: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="file.c" Source on GMail: ...
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odt2txt handling page breaks incorrectly

I'm also not sure if I'm doing something wrong or its a bug. I want to use the bash command odt2txt to convert an odt-file, made with Libreoffice Writer, to a text file. However, the line breaks don'...
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Outlook 2010 Macro to Convert Selected Email Messages to Plain Text [closed]

I need assistance creating a VBA Macro in Outlook 2010 that will convert one or many selected messages to Plain Text formatting. I am looking for a Macro instead of an incoming mail rule. I found the ...
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Prevent Outlook from displaying plain text emails with formatting

Our app sends plain text emails. They appear fine in some email clients but the ASCII/text table lines are distorted in Outlook 2010. How can you force Outlook to view these as plain text without ...
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How to delete text after 3rd line in multiple files

I'm looking for a way so I can delete lines in text files after a specific line. for example, a file contains 5 lines. I want to delete lines after the third line. see, Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 xxxxxx ...
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How to convert plain text files into libreoffice cal (Excel sheet) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a plain text file containing a huge amount of data. The data's are separated by semicolon and a newline for starting a new line of the following data. Here's a sample: "user_id";"device_id";...
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Make Outlook compose outgoing plain-text emails in monospaced font

Due to corporate standards, I use Outlook 2013 (15.0.4779.1001, says the About dialog that Microsoft has cleverly hidden in "File | Office Account") When I reply to an email, I don't want my reply to ...
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Using one text file as a modified 'stencil' for other text files with forms

(rephrasing the question for better clarity.) Suppose I have 1000 text files. Each file is a textual form, with fixed field descriptions and headers, but the data is different. For example, file 1: ...
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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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How to paste plain text in IE11?

Some browsers support pasting of non-formatted text from the clipboard - for instance, Opera Next implements this through the context menu or CTRL+SHIFT+V. However, I need this in IE, which is built-...
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How to copy table contents from LibreOffice writer to plain text?

If I select a table's contents and try to paste it into a plain text document, the layout gets severely broken. +-----+----+ |one |two | +-----+----+ |three|four| +-----+----+ becomes, regardless ...
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How to format beautiful plain text email with Thunderbird?

I send only plain text emails with Thunderbird. Sometimes, I need some minimalistic formating to facilitate the reading. I wonder how to insert automatically this formating in Thunderbird. Is there ...
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How to force Outlook 2010 to forward HTML emails as plain text?

We are having problems with Mac users (running Entourage and Outlook) getting ".dat" attachments when receiving HTML emails sent from our PC users (running Outlook 2010). Initially, I set the default ...
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How should I format plain-text emails to make everyone happy?

I prefer reading and writing emails in plain text. My emails are presented and composed in 80-character fixed-width-font windows, and I love text messages that are properly quoted (with “>”) and ...
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A tool for sending and receiving plain text via TCP? [closed]

For debugging purposes, I'm looking for a tool that can do the following: Connect to a TCP socket send plain text commands receive plain text answers Yes, of course telnet can do that. But my ...
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Converting dictionary file to separate txt files

I have data in .dict and .lsd (abby lingvo) dictionary files. I need to convert either of them to set of .txt files. Each article shoud be in separate plain utf8 text file. Is there some utility for ...
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Unicode for scientific communication — useful but inconsistent? (Specifically superscript/subscript)

Unicode provides a decent set of characters for scientific purposes. You have things like the pointed brackets commonly used in quantum mechanics and statistical physics (|ψ⟩, ⟨T⟩), symbols for ...
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Copy text with inline hyperlinks as plain text [duplicate]

How can I copy selected text from Firefox with inline hyperlinks as plain text? text { hyperlink | http://example.com } more text A partial solution is here, but it's far from perfect. I have been ...
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Character count for SublimeText/WordCount

I'm new to Sublime Text (using ST3) and I've managed to install the SublimeText/WordCount package via Package Control. https://github.com/SublimeText/WordCount/blob/st3/readme.md lists ...
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Is it possible to import a plain text numbed list into any version of Word, preserving formatting?

This seems like it should be simple enough to do, but I'm having a hard time doing it. I have a bunch of documents that we use for development in plain text so that I can automate the creation of ...
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Outlook keyboard shortcut to format a reply into plain text?

Is there a keyboard shortcut available in Outlook (2013) to format an email reply I am writing into plain text? (N.B. Unlike this questioner I want to maintain the format of the incoming message as I ...
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How to sort a file with string lines by the number of a specific symbol in the line?

Say I have a large plaintext file with a string on every line. The string only consists of alphabetical characters, except for underscores _, which divide the strings in syllables. I want to sort ...
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Disable warning about loosing formatting when saving plain-text files from Word 2013

Whenever I save a plain-text document in Word, I get a warning prompting me that formatting—even when there is none—will be lost if I save in this format. How can I disable this message? I know what ...
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Can I use JavaScript to insert in place some plaintext from a remote file by URL?

So, I'm not sure if the reason I'm having trouble with this is because it looks awfully like malicious activity or not. What I'm attempting to do is make my life a little less terrible with a piece of ...
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Cross platform softlinks?

I am using a scientific software that require softlinks to work with reasonable efficiency. However, I'd also like to sync my data, that must contain bare data from that software (i.e. not packaged ...
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Sorting plaintext by line-ending content

I have a plaintext list organized in the following format: [file pathname] [track name] [artist name] [numerical value] e.g.: C:\Users\Somi\Music\Shaheedi.mp3 Shaheedi [By.NagRa] [Rp] Pasla ...
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How can the data in this PDF be obtained in plain text?

In this file starting from page 5, a number of data rows are written. I need these rows in plain text format. How can I extract them?
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Trying to re-direct emails as plain text using Applescript. Code (inside) isn't working, any help would be great

I have users sending mail through Outlook which formats the text as Rich text. I'm trying to create script where a "catch-all" email address intercepts the email, converts it to plain text then send ...
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Thunderbird: export a mailing list thread to HTML or plain text

Howto export a mailing list thread to HTML or plain text. Thread have 40+ mails. I use OS X if that matters. export should be well formatted and readable
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Convert outlook email to plain text

I have about 5 email boxes setup in Outlook 2013. I want all incoming emails sent in html to be converted to plaint text, only for one particular mailbox. How can this be achieved? I already know that ...
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Copy and paste plain text only in OSX?

My problem: I copy something from a webpage or Illustrator, then paste it into an email or another Illustrator document and the styles are carried over from the original doc when I just want the text ...
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Copy selected text with links appended in plain text?

Is there a way for a link to be copied with the selected text? "Some selected text with this link somewhere in the paragraph" To be copied as: "Some selected text with this { link | http://example....
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Firefox option to paste plain text into HTML inputs, similar to paste special?

This is something that's been annoying me for a while. With the current trend towards "rich web applications" it seems that some application developers are doing something funky with textarea elements ...
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Outlook Signatures for Plain Text and HTML

Is it possible to have Outlook pick a signature to use based on the email style formatting (HTML or Plain Text)? For example if it was HTML the company logo will show, if it isn't the company name ...
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Show text-only view of incoming email?

I'm being sent an email which offers alternate views: plain text and HTML. The two views have slightly different content. I want to read the plain text view, not any rendering of the HTML view. When ...
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Correct format for Mailing lists?

I came across this today lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/rtmpdump/2012-February/001827.html This person has used HTML email instead of plain text. I put this question up so that people posting on ...
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Plaintext natural language dictionaries

Does anyone know where I can find a source for free plaintext or xml natural language dictionaries. I am working on a program for memorization and I'd like to make some examples.
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Quoting original message after conversion from HTML to plain text in Outlook

When replying to an HTML-formatted message in Outlook, sometimes, I would like to be able to reply in plain text. Were the original message in plain text, replying to it would quote the original ...
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OSX Mail.app send only plaintext but read as html

I get email which seems properly plaintext formatted, but when I forward it out, the font size ends up being enormous and a few other formatting stupidities. So I tried the following: defaults write ...
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Why does Mail.app on Leopard force me to use plain text?

In Mail.app I found that many of my emails are forced to be: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed; delsp=yes with the charset changing depending on what characters are ...
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Compute salt with known plaintext and hash?

I have the string that was used in a webapp with md5 hashing to come up with a hash. I also have the hash. But the md5 of the string doesn't match the hash, so I'm guessing there's a salt involved. Is ...