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Re: [Groff] XML and groff as frontend

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Subject: Re: [Groff] XML and groff as frontend
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 16:02:10 +0300
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[Format recovered--see]

Long-short syndrome.

On Saturday, 22 October 2005 at 14:56:35 -0600, Clarke Echols wrote:
> Larry Kollar wrote:
> <snip>
>> I use structured FrameMaker at work to write documentation, and one
>> of the easier ways I've found to get text into it is to paste it
>> into Vim then pipe lines through scripts that wrap blocks of text
>> in tags (lists, sections, and so forth). I then import that into
>> Frame. It works very well, although the technique is probably
>> specific to the writer and the work involved.
> How about using vi/vim non-interactively inside a shell script
> (redirect keyboard input to vi/vim from a file), ...
> It's amazing what you can do with vi in a shell script!
> Can Emacs do that?

I'm pretty sure it can, but you wouldn't need the shell scripts.  I do
some pretty hairy things in Emacs, including modifying PostScript

> Sorry, but I qualify as a bona fide vi bigot. :-)

Your preference.  I'm not a real Emacs bigot, but "it just works for

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