There are a great many programs, run from the command line, that we as a
community are using to assist in our EAD endeavours: XT for XSLT
transformations, SX for SGML to XML conversion, FOP for XSL formatting
objects to PDF, are but three examples.
For my part I cannot stress the importance of a good text editor that
allows interaction with the DOS prompt, calling DOS (or other, windows)
programs such as a perl or awk interpreter, getting output from a DOS
command, and so forth. One such editor is notetab <http://www.notetab.com>,
although I am sure that there are a great many others that perform similar
Following Leah's question, for example, I invoke XT from notetab with very
simple script: the user is prompted for an input file (or directory) and an
output file (or directory), XT does it's magic, and I never get to see the
Just my, probably unwanted, $0.2.
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