processing a large number of files

Cheryl Homiak chomiak at
Tue Dec 10 23:18:26 EST 2002

Ok, how about this simple script after putting all the pdf files together in the
same directory.

for i in *.pdf; do pdftotext; done

I just downloaded some pdf files and tried it and it works.
either do it from the command line or make a file of it. make the file
chmod +x filename
or chmod and whatever permissions you want.
Have it in the same directory as your pdfs and you can just do
./pdf_txt (that's what I named mine; yours can be any name you choose of course.
Help this helps.


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