pdbtxt2html(1) Doc Text to HTML converter for Palm Pilots


pdbtxt2html [ -t ] file.txt [ file.html ]
pdbtxt2html -v


pdbtxt2html converts text converted from a Doc(4) file via txt2pdbdoc(1) to HTML. If no HTML filename is given, the generated HTML is sent to standard output.

Document Title

The first line of the file is used for the HTML document title.


The last line of the file is examined and, if it contains a string enclosed between < and >, that is taken to be the bookmark marker. The entire file is then scanned looking for lines beginning with it (ignoring leading whitespace). These lines are converted to HTML headings.

The number of whitespace characters after the first bookmark marker is used for heading level 1. The level of subsequent headings is set to the number of whitespace characters between the bookmark marker and the bookmark text minus the number for the first bookmark plus one.

Embedded URLs

Valid URLs (according to RFC 1630) embedded in the text are turned into hyperlinks. The ftp, gopher, http, https, mailto, news, telnet, and wais URLs are recognized.


Compile a table of contents and insert it between the first heading and the body.
Print the version number to standard output and exit.


To convert a Doc file to HTML:

txt2pdbdoc alice.pdb alice.txt pdbtxt2html alice.txt alice.html


Paul J. Lucas <[email protected]>