Delila Program: ordcut

ordcut program

Documentation for the ordcut program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{   version = 1.02; (* of ordcut.p 2003 Sep 3}

(* begin module describe.ordcut *)
(*
name
   ordcut: cut out characters based on their ordinality

synopsis
   ordcut(input: in, ordcutp: in, output: out, output: out)

files

   input:  a file

   output:  the input file with only characters within the range

   ordcutp:  parameters to control the program.  The file must contain the
      following parameters, one per line:

      parameterversion: The version number of the program.  This allows the
         user to be warned if an old parameter file is used.

      NOT USED

description

   The purpose of ordcut is to remove weird characters from a file.

   Now that it is written, I just realized that I can do the same
   kind of thing with:

   tr -cd [:print:]

   Yea, you would think.  But it turns ou tht that drops all
   the numbers on MacOSX!

   The removed characters are turned into spaces so that
   words can be extracted from the file.

examples

documentation

see also

   Program that tells what characters are in a file: wtch.p

author

   Thomas Dana Schneider

bugs

   The program does not read the parameter file yet.
   It simply gives printable characters, including
   tab, space, linefeed and carriage return.

technical notes

*)
(* end module describe.ordcut *)
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