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Re: Scriptable Mathematica tools for auto-editing text?

In article <ca90ks$t2t$1 at>,
 "John Jowett" <John.Jowett at> wrote:

> The standard Mathematica functions provide a very powerful toolkit for this
> kind of thing.  There are various approaches depending on what you want to
> do.  It is worth reading the section "Files and Streams" in the Mathematica
> book and also being familiar with the Import, ReadList and Export functions.

Thanks -- that's very much the kind of thing I had in mind.

(and I'd actually enjoy learning the tools and putting together my own 
package for this -- except it all too often seems I'm spending more than 
90% of my working time learning new tools in multiple software 
applications, and less than 10% in actually getting any work done with 

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