HTML::FormatText::W3m(3) format HTML as plain text using w3m


use HTML::FormatText::W3m;
$text = HTML::FormatText::W3m->format_file ($filename);
$text = HTML::FormatText::W3m->format_string ($html_string);
$formatter = HTML::FormatText::W3m->new (rightmargin => 60);
$tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
$text = $formatter->format ($tree);


"HTML::FormatText::W3m" turns HTML into plain text using the "w3m" program.


The module interface is compatible with formatters like "HTML::FormatText", but all parsing etc is done by w3m.

See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, all of which are supported by "HTML::FormatText::W3m".


Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde

HTML-FormatExternal is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

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