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       vilistextum - html to ascii converter


       vilistextum [OPTIONS] [inputfile |-] [outputfile | -]


       vilistextum  is  a  html to ascii converter specifically programmed to get the best out of
       incorrect html.


       inputfile,- resp. outputfile,-
              replace inputfile with '-' for reading from  standard  input,  likewise  outputfile
              with '-' for writing to standard output.

       -a, --no-alt
              don't  output  anything  for  IMG  tags even if they have an ALT attribute. Implies

       -c, --convert-tags
              some tags will be converted to special characters.

       -e, --errorlevel NUMBER
              increase level of verbosity for error messages (0: No error messages).

       -i, --defimage STRING
              IMG tags without alt attribute are output as [STRING].

       -l, --links
              numbers the links in the document and creates footnotes of each link at the end  of
              the file.

       -k, --links-inline
              print the links directly after the html tag.

       -m, --dont-convert-characters
              don't  convert the entities from windows1252 (€-Ÿ and their proper entity

       -n, --no-image
              don't output [Image] for IMG tags that have no ALT attribute.

       -p, --palm
              output text more suitable for reading on a PDA.

       -r, --remove-empty-alt
              if there is an empty ALT attribute in a IMG tag (eg <IMG href="..." alt="">), don't
              output '[]'.

       -s, --shrink-lines [NUMBER]
              if there are more than NUMBER empty lines, output only NUMBER. Default: 1.

       -t, --no-title
              don't output title.

       -w, --width NUMBER
              maximum line width.

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -v, --version
              output version information and exit

MULTIBYTE OPTIONS (Only available if compiled with multibyte support)

       -u, --output-utf-8
              instead  of  the  character  set of the html document, everything will be output as

       -x, --translit
              use the //TRANSLIT feature of libiconv. Consult the iconv manual for details.

       -y, --charset CHARSET
              if the HTML document doesn't provide a character set in the meta tags, use CHARSET.


       The rendering of tables is not very good.

       The handling of OL is incomplete. The program treats it as UL  and  more  than  10  nested
       lists confuse it.

       Text is never justified.


       Please report bugs to <>.


       Vilistextum  was  written  by Patric Mueller <> and may be freely distributed
       under the terms of the GNU General Public  License  Version  2.  There  is  ABSOLUTELY  NO
       WARRANTY for this program.


       iconv(3), lynx(1), links(1), w3m(1)

                                           22 OCT 2006                             VILISTEXTUM(1)