txt2page.tar.bz2) is a bash/vim/groff script that converts
free-form plain text into HTML and PDF. groff is needed only for PDF.
% txt2page filename.txt
filename.html. Here, txt2page is assumed already placed
% is your Un*x command-line prompt.
List of commands possible.
You can supply groff-like options to txt2page. For HTML, the only
relevant one is
For PDF, use the option
-Tpdf and other usual groff options for
fonts, layout, &c. E.g.
% txt2page -Tpdf -f baskervald -r PS=31p -r LL=7i -r PO=.63i filename.txt
% txt2page -Tpdf -r PS=14p -r LL=6i -r PO=1.13i filename.txt
For HTML, if
-s option is not used,
.so filename Some Additional Description
merely *links* to (the HTML version of) filename with
Some Additional Description serving as link text. In troff of
course, both syntaxes cause sourcing of
filename. I had it
this way because it’s a way to coax a Table of Contents into the
HTML without additional markup.
If txt2page is called with the
-s option, however, all
calls cause interpolation (recursively). In addition, the
.NAV) commands are ignored. This allows you to
create one single all-encompassing HTML page for the document,
chasing down all subfiles.
(Last modified: 2013-03-23)