Heavy duty editing and more with
is a powerful text-processing utility that combines more than
70 conversion, translation and filtering operations on
multiple text or binary files. Update web site text using
search and replace, which supports pattern matching,
sounds-like matching and edit-distance matching. Convert files
from foreign computer systems between mainframe fixed-length
formats and DOS, Macintosh and Unix line-feed formats.
Filters can encode or decode email attachments, split or
join files, add or remove lines or columns, remove blanks from
the start or end of each line, remove blank lines, remove HTML
tags, remove duplicate lines, add line numbers, sort, centre
or right justify text, word wrap, convert between ASCII and
EBCDIC, OEM and ANSI, Unicode and ANSI, remap ANSI or Unicode
characters, extract email addresses or URLs, expand or
contract tabs, remove backspaces, remove binary characters,
pad or truncate or force lines to a predetermined width,
generate word lists and much more.
filters can identify text subsets such as a range of lines or
columns to be operated on without affecting any other text.
This makes it easy to only perform a replacement in lines 1 to
10, or in columns 3 to 20. Other sub filters include CSV- or
tab-delimited fields, lines that match or do not match a
pattern, and search replacements (allowing replacement text to
be capitalized etc).
TextPipe can be fully automated via the command-line, and
handles files over 2GB. XML, CSV, tab-delimited or fixed
width database extracts can be generated using the database
connection filter. User-defined filters can be written in
VBScript or JScript. Full audit logs keep track of the filter
lists run, files modified and changes made. More than 100
example filter files are included along with a comprehensive
This fully functional evaluation version of TextPipe Pro
can be used for 30 days.
Pro v5.3 requires: