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Ask HN: Any great programming books in text file format?
10 points by breck on Feb 27, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments
Someone in Africa emailed me asking for good books on programming. I sent him some as PDFs, but he said he can only get text files. Can anyone help me out? If so please provide links or email me some text files to breck7@gmail.com. Thanks!

There is a .texi version of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs available here [1]

All of the diagrams have been drawn in ASCII, which is quite cool. It displays well in wordpad and word. Formatting problems in notepad

[1] http://www.neilvandyke.org/sicp-texi/

Thanks! I really appreciate that.

You could always scrape plain text from the PDF files. It might even be better, since I imagine some books in plain text may be outdated. I did have K&R C and SICP in plain text, but I'm not sure where they've gone off to. Good luck though.

I think there are lot of PDF to TXT online converters. You can simply convert the files and send it to them.

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