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       HTML::FormatText::Netrik - format HTML as plain text using netrik


        use HTML::FormatText::Netrik;
        $text = HTML::FormatText::Netrik->format_file ($filename);
        $text = HTML::FormatText::Netrik->format_string ($html_string);

        $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Netrik->new;
        $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
        $text = $formatter->format ($tree);


       "HTML::FormatText::Netrik" turns HTML into plain text using the "netrik" program.


       The module interface is compatible with formatters like "HTML::FormatText", but all
       parsing etc is done by netrik.

       "netrik" normally emits colour escape sequences but that is disabled here (its "--bw"
       option) to get plain text.

       See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, with the following

       "input_charset", "output_charset"
           These charset overrides have no effect.  Input might be single-byte only, and output
           probably follows the input (as of netrik 1.15.7).


       "netrik" version 1.16.1 initializes curses even when doing just a "--dump", so if you have
       a "TERM" environment variable then it must be a terminal type known to curses
       (terminfo(5)).  If you have no "TERM" setting then "HTML::FormatText::Netrik" runs
       "netrik" with "TERM=dumb" so the code here works in a bare environment.  (But no attempt
       is made here to validate or correct an existing "TERM" value.)


       HTML::FormatExternal, netrik(1)




       Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde

       HTML-FormatExternal is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

       HTML-FormatExternal is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with HTML-
       FormatExternal.  If not, see <>.