processing a large number of files

William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-777-8123 wacker at
Wed Dec 11 00:01:36 EST 2002

Try this.  for i in *.pdf
pdftotext $i

          Bill in Denver

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> Hi all.
> I have a large number of pdfs that I need to process into text files.
> I know that if I feed file1.pdf to pdftotext, it will write file1.txt. So, I tried doing
> pdftotext *.pdf
> , but got the program's help message, instead of bash expanding the filenames, and a bunch of .txt files.
> Since my bash programming is next to nothing, is there a way to do what I want without a script?
> Could I somehow get bash to expand the wildcard, and feed the individual files to pdftotext for it to spit out txt files?
> Thanks for any help in advance.

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