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Old 09-20-2005
How do I extract text only from html file without HTML tag

I have a html file called myfile. If I simply put "cat myfile.html" in UNIX, it shows all the html tags like <a href=r/26><img src="http://www>. But I want to extract only text part.

Same problem happens in "type" command in MS-DOS.

I know you can do it by opening it in Internet Explorer, then "save as text", then open it again. But I need to do this from UNIX, as I have thousands of html files and have no time to convert them to text files one by one. I went through many books, but can't find a way. I would really appreciate your help.
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Old 09-20-2005
Use Lynx with the --dump option, like this:
lynx --dump myfile.html > myfile.txt

lynx --dump > myfile.txt

You can write a shell script that will do this for many files without you having to touch it.

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 12-20-2010 at 08:35 AM.. Reason: added code tags
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Old 09-20-2005

Thanks a lot! I will try this. I never used lynx before, but I hope my Fedora Core already has it.
# 4  
Old 11-28-2007
same problem

i have a script in ksh called file1


cat my.html

and a html file hy.html

can u tell me that if i execute "file1" script it will open hy.html bt here it is showing the all the tags along with text.........

it should open the browser part only.......

plz help,any command
# 5  
Old 11-28-2007
Originally Posted by LanceBoyles
Use Lynx with the --dump option, like this:

lynx --dump myfile.html > myfile.txt


lynx --dump > myfile.txt

You can write a shell script that will do this for many files without you having to touch it.

i can not get the lynx command on linux.
what should i do?

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