TextConvert Version 1.3

Joachim Baumann baumann at habakuk.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Tue Mar 5 09:31:10 EST 1996

Hi all,
it's more or less a year since the last release of TextConvert (version
1.2). A few minor bugs are removed, and functionality for manipulating the
splitting strategy has been added. Here is the overview:

TextConvert is a program that takes as input a description file in a format
that resembles the format of AWK-scripts, reads a data stream and produces
another data stream according to patterns and attached code, so called
actions, in the description file. The patterns can be formed according to
Perl's regular expressions, and the actions are formulated as Perl source
code enriched with additional commands to ease the conversion of text-based
data. The additional commands support the ACEDB [ACEDB] format.

The current version can be ftp'ed from


The name of the archive is


I also placed the HTML version of the documentation into the same


One remark to the maintainer of the FAQ. In the FAQ the wrong address for
the ftp-server is given. Could you please be so friendly to change this?

Happy Converting, Joachim

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