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How would you convert the following .SRT file's contents into plain text via DOS command?

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How would you convert the following .SRT file's contents into plain text stripping out the
line number and time information lines using DOS?

I have attached a .SRT file with the following contents:

I was hoping to convert the following .SRT file's contents from

6
00:00:27,000 --> 00:00:30,000
and build some simple webpages.

7
00:00:30,000 --> 00:00:33,000
Part of what makes web design and web development so fun

8
00:00:33,000 --> 00:00:37,000
when compared to other forms of software development, is that you can

to revised values as follows:

and build some simple webpages.
Part of what makes web design and web development so fun
when compared to other forms of software development, is that you can
TEST.txt
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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Can you try this:

findstr /v /r "[0-9] ^$" TEST.txt

note that lines containing both text and numbers would get filtered as well.

<edit>

This should do the trick:

findstr /v /r "^$ --> ^[0-9]*$" TEST.txt > TEST_stripped.txt
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by:zimmer9
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may I ask how you can redirect the output to another file, for ex: TESTOUT.txt
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by:zimmer9
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The numbers still appear in the output. For ex:

6
and build some simple webpages.

7
Part of what makes web design and web development so fun

8
when compared to other forms of software development, is that you can
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
ID: 39203968
Redirection to another output is shown above (> TEST_stripped.txt).

My output is this:

C:\Temp>type test.txt
6
00:00:27,000 --> 00:00:30,000
and build some simple webpages.

7
00:00:30,000 --> 00:00:33,000
Part of what makes web design and web development so fun

8
00:00:33,000 --> 00:00:37,000
when compared to other forms of software development, is that you can
C:\Temp>findstr /v /r "^$ --> ^[0-9]*$" test.txt > test_stripped.txt

C:\Temp>type test_stripped.txt
and build some simple webpages.
Part of what makes web design and web development so fun
when compared to other forms of software development, is that you can
C:\Temp>

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test_stripped.txt has the output you requested, without the numbered lines and without the empty lines.

Did you copy/paste the findstr pattern correctly? There are (important) spaces in there, these are required.
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