will pico or nano fix this?
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Sat Jul 8 00:33:57 UTC 2017
On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 4:49 PM, Linux for blind general discussion
<blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have both editors here at shellworld. Here is the situation.
> using pdftotext I converted a large file. the resulting text though has
> very very short lines with hrt, return keys at the end of them.
> As if the file was intended to be read in a very small space.
> I repaired a file like this once, but cannot remember how.
> Any tips?
I don't know about pico and nano, but many plain text editors have a
feature that cleans up such messes. Usually, the feature is called
"Join Lines" and has a Ctrl+J keyboard shortcut. Kate is one such
editor. For others, search Google with the following query:
"text editor" "join lines"
If you happen to use the NoteCase Pro outliner, I've written a script
for it (in Lua and using the NC Pro API) that performs this task and
have deeded the script to the public domain. I'd be happy to share.
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