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  • Don - htmlfixit.com
    Ralph, if you send me a bit of a sample (directly, not through the list), I think a clip can easily be constructed to do this. As I mentioned, you may want to
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 13, 2005
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      Ralph, if you send me a bit of a sample (directly, not through the
      list), I think a clip can easily be constructed to do this.

      As I mentioned, you may want to sent this to the clips list. I'll copy
      it over there, so watch for an answer there.

      Ralph Ausmann wrote:
      >
      > I've been doing this manually using my NoteTab Pro but have over 100 MB of
      > text to do and I'm not getting paid by the hour for it. So, am hoping there
      > is an easier way. I'm trying to cleanup our old mail list text files for
      > better use by a keyword retrieval program. It's pretty messy text that was
      > generated by thousands of list subscribers (non-moderated)
      > -------------
      >
      > What I want to do is delete variable lengths of text between two regularly
      > occurring text strings. The text to delete may be from about one screen to
      > 3 or 4 screens full of text. As follows:
      >
      > DELETE ALL TEXT BEGINNING AND ENDING WITH:
      >
      > Starts with -> "End of AMC-LIST Digest"
      >
      >
      >>---to---> (variable miscellaneous text)
      >
      >
      > Ends with -> "----------------------------|\"
      >
      >
      > This line and delimiter must be replaced to the
      > text file -> "----------------------------|\"
      >
      > I need the correct search/replace expression for this task.
      >
      > __________________________________________________________________
      >
      > Also, I want to delete the following (example) lines:
      >
      > TO DELETE THE FOLLOWING LINES:
      >
      > (always starts with "id " and the rest is variable)
      > "id AA20273; Tue, 18 Apr 95 11:24:44 -0400"
      >
      > and
      >
      > (always starts with "Message-Id: " and the rest is variable)
      > "Message-Id: <H000029a0012205f@MHS>"
      >
      > or
      >
      > (always starts with "Message-Id: " and the rest is variable)
      > "Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950418183650.3140A-100000@...>"
      >
      > _______________________________________________________________________
      >
      >
      > I'm having some trouble trying to figure out the easy way to do it.
      > I've been experimenting and goofing things up a bit as I apparenly can't
      > really relate to the instructions in the manual and help topics. And the
      > video professor doesn't have a teaching CD video for this. So I figured I'd
      > just ask here, if that's all right? I hope it isn't too much to ask.
      >
      > Thanks in advance.
      > _____________________________________________________________________
      > Ralph Ausmann - Hillsboro, OR - > http://mysite.verizon.net/res79g4m/
      > <ralph.ausmann@...> - http://clubs.hemmings.com/classicamx
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