Remove list elements

Scrapes out any list elements like dashes, asterisks, or double brackets so you’re left with only new lines of text.

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4/5
Total Actions
8

Shortcut Information

I built this shortcut to componsenate for the extra formatting that sometimes gets generated when I export data from apps like Things.

For example, copying a project list out will give me all my tasks, but each is formatted like a list item because they likely assume I want to paste the information elsewhere.

Instead, I use this shortcut to scrape away all that data and leave me with just the new lines of text with all my tasks, and then I’ll use another shortcut to batch-operate on those lines and send the cleaned data elsewhere.
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Extra Details

Run Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Remove%20list%20elements
Open Shortcut deep link
shortcuts://open-shortcut?name=Remove%20list%20elements
AppleScript
tell application “Shortcuts Events” run shortcut “Remove list elements” end tell

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