Make a word list from a text
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Aug 2 05:52:45 UTC 2008
> I want to take a text file and extract all the words and sort them into
> a unique list. I've looked at split, cut, sed and awk (the last two
> just confused me no end... :@( ) and I can't find a imple way to do
> it. I suppose I could write a Java program to do it, but it seems silly
> to reinvent the wheel like that. I'm sure there are a bazillion ways to
> do it on the command line but I'm flummoxed. I tried googling and every
> search string I tried brought me dozens of Windows programs to do the
> job or python programs, but nothing I could understand...
Many thanks to Mark and Brendan for their help.
Mark's program gave me a list of words, one to a line, I now need to
remove punctuation. Brendan's program removed all the spaces but
otherwise left the rest of the text as it was,
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