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Re: Way to screen out non-ASCII characters?

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Way to screen out non-ASCII characters?
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 19:00:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Edward Dodge <address@hidden> writes:

> Does anyone know if there is a mode or something that you can use in
> EMACS to screen out everything that *isn't* ASCII text?  I am
> currently trying to get some old documents converted to a plain-old
> ASCII text file,  and I don't have access to the original program to
> "save as text,"  nor do I want to write a script for this.

I guess that MacOS X has the "strings" command.

strings -a old-document.doc > plain-old.txt
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