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This has been bothering me for a while.

.djvu files are often searchable, in my experience. So somewhere in there, all the text is just one big string, right? But there's no djvu2text program. And trying to select text in a djvu reader is a bit nightmarish, I find.

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Yes, there is. Though its name is djvutxt, not djvu2text.

It is part of:

  • the djvu package on Gentoo.
  • the djvulibre-bin package on Debian/Ubuntu.
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It is in djvulibre-bin package in Debian and in Ubuntu. – enzotib Nov 24 '11 at 15:21

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