• Reading files with MS Ext

    From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to All on Sat Jul 28 20:06:00 2018
    Howdy!,

    I was wondering if a program exist in Ubuntu Linux that can read
    text files I saved to disk with a M$ Windows pc using their Wordpad program?

    Wordpad uses the .RTF Extension.

    Thanks In Advance.


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  • From Ben Ritchey@1:393/68 to Ed Vance on Sat Jul 28 22:14:40 2018
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    I was wondering if a program exist in Ubuntu Linux that can read
    text files I saved to disk with a M$ Windows pc using their Wordpad program? Wordpad uses the .RTF Extension.

    You could use pdf2text (does rtf too) or htm2text to convert to text. Of course, I'm using Debian 9.5 :)


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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Ed Vance on Sat Jul 28 20:26:37 2018
    Re: Reading files with MS Ext
    By: Ed Vance to All on Sat Jul 28 2018 08:06 pm

    I was wondering if a program exist in Ubuntu Linux that can read
    text files I saved to disk with a M$ Windows pc using their Wordpad program?

    Wordpad uses the .RTF Extension.

    It's been a while since I opened one of those. I've used Libre Office or Open Office with those before. A bit overkill maybe but it can do it.

    I'm sure there are others too but I'm not sure which ones.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al


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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Ed Vance on Sun Jul 29 15:00:39 2018
    Hi! Ed,

    On 28 Jul 18 20:06, you wrote to All:

    I was wondering if a program exist in Ubuntu Linux that can read
    text files I saved to disk with a M$ Windows pc using their Wordpad program?

    I just did a left double-click on one of them thar things lying around and the file manager doover fired-up Abiword (v3.0.0), showing a real nice, clean, view
    of the doc. Note that Xubuntu is my preferred GUI, BTW.

    what does yours do?

    Wordpad uses the .RTF Extension.

    Yes. It works nicely in a VirtualBox... still. Been over a decade now. :)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Ed Vance on Sun Jul 29 11:55:44 2018
    Hello Ed!

    28 Jul 2018 20:06, Ed Vance wrote to All:

    I was wondering if a program exist in Ubuntu Linux that can read
    text files I saved to disk with a M$ Windows pc using their Wordpad program?

    ----- antiword begins -----
    * app-text/antiword
    Available versions: 0.37-r1 {kde}
    Homepage: http://www.winfield.demon.nl
    Description: free MS Word reader

    ----- antiword ends -----

    ----- unrtf begins -----
    * app-text/unrtf
    Available versions: 0.21.9
    Homepage: https://www.gnu.org/software/unrtf/unrtf.html
    Description: Converts RTF files to various formats

    ----- unrtf ends -----

    ----- rtf2html begins -----
    * app-text/rtf2html
    Available versions: ~0.2.0-r1 {debug}
    Homepage: http://rtf2html.sourceforge.net/
    Description: RTF to HTML converter

    ----- rtf2html ends -----

    textmode tools to handle it

    Wordpad uses the .RTF Extension.

    foo.rtf.txt

    so it looks like


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  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Benny Pedersen on Sun Jul 29 12:30:27 2018
    Hallo Benny!

    precompiled systems is not what i like to see here

    Huh? None of what is running here is precompiled. It is all built from source
    on the target machine.

    why did ipv6 not work for last 20 years then ?

    That I don't know. I have yet to use or need ipv6 so I never knew it wasn't working.

    systemd is only optional

    That is a good thing. Everytime I've checked systemd it never works as good as
    sysvinit on a purely console based system. I can easily live without it.

    still freezed on 2.26 here

    I've managed to get 2.27 working since the start of 2018. Given the issues with 2.28 it looks like I'll be frozen on 2.27 for awhile.

    are this precompiled or just patches ?

    git source. It just needs to be bootstrapped with the latest gnulib and then compiled from there. I just discovered that I can get away with the latest stable m4 source bootstrapped to the latest gnulib but not so with either findutils and gzip. I haven't gotten far enough along to know what else might be broken using glibc-2.27.9000. So far I have only compiled;

    acl-2.2.53
    attr-2.4.48
    autoconf-2.69
    automake-1.16.1
    bash-4.4.23
    bc-1.07.1
    bin86-0.16.19
    binutils-2.31
    bison-3.0.5
    bzip2-1.0.6
    check-0.12.0
    coreutils-8.30
    diffutils-3.6
    e2fsprogs-1.44.3
    elfutils-0.173
    eudev-3.2.5
    expat-2.2.5
    file-5.34
    findutils-4.6.0.186-84e8
    flex-2.6.4
    gawk-4.2.1
    gcc-8.2.0
    gdbm-1.16
    gettext-0.19.8.1
    glibc-2.27.9000
    gmp-6.1.2
    gperf-3.1
    grep-3.1
    gzip-1.9.4-9ef6-dirty
    iana_etc-2.30
    inetutils-1.9.4
    intltool-0.51.0
    iproute2-4.17.0
    kbd-2.0.4
    kernel-4.17.11
    kernel_headers-4.17.11
    kmod-25
    less-530
    libcap-2.25
    libffi-3.2.1
    libmnl-1.0.4
    libnftnl-1.0.8
    libnl-3.4.0
    libtool-2.4.6
    lilo-24.2
    m4-1.4.18
    make-4.2.1
    mpc-1.1.0
    mpfr-4.0.1
    ncurses-6.1
    nftables-0.8
    openssl-1.1.0h
    patch-2.7.6
    pcre-8.42
    perl-5.28.0
    pkg-config-lite-0.28-1
    procps-ng-3.3.15
    psmisc-23.1
    python-2.7.15
    readline-7.0.5
    sed-4.5
    shadow-4.6
    sysklogd-1.5.1
    sysvinit-2.90
    tar-1.30
    texinfo-6.5
    tzdata2018e
    util-linux-2.32.1
    vim-8.1
    xml-parser-2.44
    xz-5.2.4
    zlib-1.2.11

    I count 72 packages in the above list. My default rootfs, which is glibc-2.27 based, currently has 167 packages so I have a ways to go yet to catch up. I am
    in no rush and might decide to abandon the above for now.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

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