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    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:14:22
    Hi everyone,

    This isn't exactly political but I wanted to say that I found a good
    reliable way of converting Web-based news articles to CP437. It involves
    using Links, the text-based Web browser.

    I discovered some time ago, quite by accident, that Linux can grab a Web
    page and dump it to a text file while converting the text to the proper codepage. I have Links installed on all of my computers and this includes Windows 10, ArcaOS (OS/2), and Slackware Linux.

    Install Links into your system and then use this syntax:

    links -dump -codepage cp437 "<URL>" > textfile

    I use the double quotes around the URL to escape any odd characters or
    spaces from the OS.

    You normally have to go in and clean up a bunch of crap that the webpage normally hides in HTML but Links does format the text quite nicely.

    Lynx, the other text Web browser, does this also but Links works better for

    Anyhow, just thought I'd pass this along.


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