doc2txt – Creating text files from XIST doc files

doc2txt is a script that converts an XML files using XIST doc vocabulary (i.e. the ll.xist.ns.doc namespace module) into plain text (by using ll.xist.ns.html.astext()).

doc2txt supports the following options:

-t <title>, --title <title>

The title for the document

-w <width>, --width <width>

The width of the formatted text output (default 72)

The input is read from stdin and printed to stdout.


The following generates spam.txt from spam.xml formatted to 80 columns:

$ doc2txt <spam.xml >spam.txt -w80