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README.md

Trimming of trailing white spaces.

Project page

https://github.com/dietmarw/trimtrailingwhitespaces

About

This script will recursively remove all trailing white spaces in all text files in a given directory. Binary files and files residing in version control specific directories are skipped.

As an addition one can also let it clean out obsolete or empty/superfluous Modelica annotations in *.mo files.

It uses Adam Hupp's python-magic as binary tester.

As a fallback (especially if libmagic is not available, like on Windows) it acts only on files with a given file extension listed in 'extstring'.

Releases

You can find the latest stable releases under the releases link.

Installation

  • System requirement: Python >= 2.6 or Python 3.x

Easiest way to install ttws is to use pip. This will install (and update) ttws and also all its dependencies.

Linux/Mac

$ sudo pip install -U ttws

Windows

C:\Python27\Scripts>pip.exe install -U ttws

Usage:

Usage: ttws [OPTIONS] <directory> [<directory> ...]

This script will recursively scan all text files in a given list of
directories and remove all trailing white space in every line as well
as multiple blank lines at the end of the file. Binary files and files
residing in '.bzr', '.cvs', '.git', '.hg', '.svn' directories are skipped.

Since the main application is for Modelica projects it expects all files
to be of type ASCII or UTF8. Otherwise it will throw an exception,
report the illegal file and terminate.

Note for Windows users:
If you do not have libmagic installed, the script will fall back to
only trim files with the following extensions:
    .mo,.mos,.c,.h,.cpp,.txt,.order

Options:
    -h, --help
        displays this help message

    -v, --version
            displays version information

    -s, --strip
        strips leading or trailing white spaces from info or
            revision strings that contain HTML documentation
                (those disturb the proper HTML rendering in 'some' tools)

    --eol=[CRLF|LF|CR]
        Force the line endings to be of type:
        - CRLF = '\r\n' Windows
        - LF = '\n' POSIX
        - CR = '\r' Mac (pre OSX)
        If empty or not specified it is set to the OS default.

    -c, --clean
        WARNING: USE THIS OPTION AT YOUR OWN RISK AS
                 IT *MIGHT* BREAK YOUR CODE!
        Removes obsolete or superfluous annotation constructs
        from Modelica files.
        Only use this if your code is under version control
        and in combination with a careful code-diff review.

    -b, --blanks
        suppress repeated empty output lines from *.mo files
        (This option should not be run in combination with others.)

License

See UNLICENSE file

Development

You may report any issues with using the Issues button.

Contributions in shape of Pull Requests are always welcome.

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Python script that detects textfiles and then removes trailing white spaces and more.

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