Conversion between file formats.

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Command line for converting .SWF to animated GIF

I'm running Kubuntu. I don't want to install any Windows applications in wine. I would like a (relatively simple) command to convert a flash animation (.SWF file) to an animated GIF. The input .SWF ...
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tiff2pdf coloured

I converted some scanned .tif files to .pdf using tiff2pdf (libtiff version 4.0.3 ) with JPEG compression. Viewing them in evince showed a coloured (pinkish) background. My initial thought was that ...
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Avconv creates 0 byte outputfile after applying frame rate reduction

I installed avconv because I am too stupid to install ffmpeg, now I realized I am even more stupid. I tried to reduce the framrate from 30 fps to 24 fps following a very straigtforward tutorial: # ...
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textutil convert PDF to txt producing garbled output

I am trying to convert PDF files to text files using textutil. I don't if there are special types of PDFs that can and cannot be converted. The files I am trying to convert are in a searchable ...
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How to convert all odt files in a folder into microsoft word files ?

I have a folder with a lot of odt files from LibreOffice, I could open each one by hand and save it as a microsoft word file, but that would take a long time, is it possible to reach this goal using ...
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How to convert WavPack to FLAC?

I need to convert a bunch of .wv files to .flac but I can't seem to find a program to do it. Does anybody know how I can do this? P.S.: I was wondering why Audacity does not support the importing .wv ...
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How to convert bash shell script to Markdown?

Imagine one has been working on a bunch of deploy scripts. These shells scripts are heavily documented with comments and links and are meant to be read by humans. Wouldn't it be handy to convert ...
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Mapping metadata with avconv does not work

The way I understand man avconv (version 9.16-6:9.16-0ubuntu0.14.04.1), the following command should convert input.ogg to output.mp3 and carry over metadata: avconv -i input.ogg -map_metadata 0 ...
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Command not working anymore in Thunar custom actions

I used to create a Thunar custom action as presented here in order to extract audio without transcoding from selected (multiple) video files . The command to be added in Thunar custom actions list ...
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Is there a way to check the losslessness of a FLAC file in Linux?

Let me explain my question with greater detail: I know FLAC is a lossless audio format with respect to the original file; this is, any piece of audio encoded with FLAC will be preserved completely. ...
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Convert Multiple Videos to Multiple GIFs

What command will convert multiple video files to multiple GIFs? I use the following command to convert 1 video to GIF: ffmpeg -i input.flv -vf scale=320:-1 output.gif I assume I'll need a bash ...
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Why can I not split a .wv file?

I'm a Fedora 20 user and am trying to split a .wv file into separate .flac files. I used this command: cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit -o flac file.wv but get the following output: 56: syntax ...
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Convert all non-JPG images to JPGs

What command can I use to convert all images in a folder which are not JPGs (PNG and BMP primarily) to JPG? I'd also like the conversion quality to be 100%. And I'd like the converted images to ...
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Why can I not split a .ape file?

I would like to split a .ape album into individual tracks in .flac format using a .cue sheet. For this I followed a tutorial I found. In short I pass this command to the terminal: cuebreakpoints ...
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Split XML file into multiple files

I have an xml file that have different nodes, I want to split files like this: <unix> <mm> </unix> <osx> <nn> </osx> When I run the script I want it to make ...
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Convert XML to SQL INSERT statements using the command line

Is there a way to convert XML to SQL INSERT using the command line, here is examples: <something> <somthingelse>lol</somethingelse> </something> would be INSERT INTO `...
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How do I extract information with what I have right now?

I have a bunch of swfs, these swfs include links to other swfs inside them. I use this to convert them to xml: swf2xml Disc1.swf Disc1.swf.xml. Then I use this to remove every single line that does ...
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Conversion of plain-text files from ASCII to Unicode without any command

Why are ASCII-encoded files extended to UTF-8 or in reverse reduced to ASCII? user:~$ echo 'A B C | } ~' > ./file user:~$ user:~$ file --brief --mime ./file text/plain; charset=us-ascii ...
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Command line tool for making icon files?

Is there any command line tool for making icns files to use for OS X apps? I am aware of icontool but it doesn't do what i want. It converts iconset files into and icns file. What i want it to do is: ...
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Converting a file from ASCII to Binary

I have a series of files that are either delimited and fixed width, containing many rows of both character and numeric values like so (delimited example): Smith,Audrey,Ford,2000,21300.99 Miller,Heath,...
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Conversion of the bsonfile with two different outputs

I want convert some bson file to some json file. I do it by the using of bsondump function. bsondump exemple.bson > example.json By the old version 2.4.9 of the bsondump (depended on the version ...
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Can htmldoc create multi-level pdf bookmarks?

I downloaded an online html book (http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~franco/OpSys-304-427/lecture-notes/lecture-notes.html), by the following command wget -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=3 -p -k http://www.cim.mcgill....
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Changing file name from dbf to ods problem?

I was trying to change the file name from gdf to csv in the folder using $for i in *.dbf; do mv $i ${i%.dbf}.ods; done script. The code changed all the gdf to csv, but the content of the new ...
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Converting documents to text with UTF-8 encoding

unoconv uses LibreOffice to convert any file that LibreOffice can convert. Now I need export to text with the UTF-8 character encoding. I use the following command: unoconv -f txt -e FilterOptions=...
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Convert linked html files into a pdf file?

I would like to convert an online book (linked html files) into a pdf file. I tried the two-step way in http://kmkeen.com/mirror/2009-02-05-14-00-00.html First, download the html files by wget -nd ...
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Image size with gscan2pdf and ImageMagick `convert` bloat

I scan all my important incoming physical-mail to PDF. I am trying to move this activity to Linux as part of the process of eliminating my dependence on Windows - where I used to use the excellent but ...
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Convert file with integers written in ascii to binary file of integers

I have a file that contains a long list of integers written in ascii separated with newlines, like such: -175 2 -19345 345592 -45 2355 etc... I want to convert this file into a "binary" file ...
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Converting .docx files to plain text and preserving line breaks to maintain line number references to source document: howto & implications?

I'm exporting MS Word content to plain text for use with text&file utilities. I have a constraint where the line numbering feature has been enabled in the MS software, and any reference to line ...
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How do I convert a TTA file and its CUE sheet into several FLAC files?

I have a sound file encoded in TTA format and a CUE sheet with its metadata. Which tools and commands do I need to convert it and split it into several FLAC files? I tried using ffmpeg to convert the ...
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Converting and rescaling a lot of png images to jpeg

I have a lot of .png images in a folder. Is there a command (or software) that can convert all them to .jpg and (simultaneously) rescale the created .jpg files to 25% of their original size?
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How to convert .doc to ODF with a command line?

I'd like to convert many Microsoft Word documents to ODF (the OO.org formata with a command line (because there are many of them). (I need them for reading afterwards on a device where reading OO.org ...
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Convert FLAC files to OGG Vorbis

Are there any Linux tools for transcoding and syncing music directories? I encode my music to FLAC, which I keep on an external hard drive. Some time ago I transcoded this collection to OGG Vorbis, ...
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How to convert a video file from mp4 to mp2

I have been searching a lot and I can't find a solution. How do you convert a video from MPEG-4 to MPEG-2? That shouldn't be too hard. But the avconv man pages don't give enough info to do this ...
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Bitmap Font data as array in C

I need to convert some X11 bitmap fonts to an array in C for a 128x64 OLED Display. I saw some fonts like /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/9x15-ISO8859-1.pcf.gz The result should look like /* Standard ...
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Combining two bash scripts by adding flags

I have two scripts which transform the code from software v.1 to software v.2 and viceversa. These are essentially a lot of sed substitutions. In the way I wrote them they accept two arguments: first,...
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Can xxd be used to output the binary representation of hex number , not a string?

I would like to generate a raw binary packet from hex in the command line for the purpose of testing a protocol. I'm hoping its simpler to do it this way than writing an aplication. Here is what ...
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How to convert a .txt subtitle file to .srt format?

I have a subtitle file, it looks like this: 00:00:44:" Myślę, więc jestem".|Kartezjusz, 1596-1650 00:01:01:Trzynaste Pietro 00:01:06:Podobno niewiedza uszczęśliwia. 00:01:10:Po raz pierwszy w życiu|...
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How to batch convert bitmaps to SVGs?

I have many gray scale bitmaps that I need to convert to a vector format, such as SVG. I have been using Inkscape, which gives nice results, but this takes about 10-15 minutes to open, convert, and ...
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Convert image with imagemagick command line convert tool

I have an image Image.png. How do I use the ImageMagick command convert to make this file into a Image.jpg file with the following requirements: File size is 200~500 kb. Resolution in not less than ...
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shell script to batch convert M4V to MP3 using VLC?

I want to batch convert a directory of M4V video files to MP3 audio files using VLC. (I don't mind using ffmpeg alternatively.) I found a bash script to get me started, but I don't know which VLC ...
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How to configure offline map viewer for openstreetmaps on debian?

I've installed Gosmore and was going to download some maps in osm.bz2 format from here. How can I add them to Gosmore? I was googling but didn't manage to find any solution, so I'm not sure if I will ...
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How to round or convert a float value to int with bc? getting: “(standard_in) 1: syntax error”

I will get value like 2743410360.320 and I want value like 2743410360 to a variable. I tried INTValueOfGB=$ echo "($gb+0.5)/1" | bc But I am getting (standard_in) 1: syntax error
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FFMPEG Conversion Fails

Bad file? I'm very new to FFMPEG so how can I better debug and trace these issues? ffmpeg -i /home/videospace/public_html/labo/lion.3gp new_video.flv ffmpeg version N-57647-g1880294 Copyright (c) ...
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Batch Convert .mp4 to .avi with ffmpeg

Running Ubuntu 13.10 with a fully compiled ffmpeg. I know the code for the actual conversion is ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -codec copy video.avi I just need a plain and simple Bash script to do that for, ...
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Get “Text Content” of Files

I was wondering if there is a tool to scrape text content of a file. Basically I would like to put in a pdf, word document, compressed file or anything else and get the text it contains out. There ...
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Get scan codes in octal format

Using showkey -s I can get the scancode of a key as a hex-number. How can I get it directly as an octal number?
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avconv creates creates files whose duration is incorrect

I am attempting to create a variable rate mp3 from a flac using the following command: avconv -i t.flac -id3v2_version 3 -vn -acodec libmp3lame -aq 0 t.mp3 avconv and mediainfo both list the ...
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multiple conversion bam to bed using bedtools

I have ten .bam files (bioinformatic format) and I would like to convert it to 10 .bed files, but for this conversion I need to use special command bedtools bamTobed -i (input file) > output file....
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Sed script inserting and appending in wrong place only in one particular place

I am trying to convert man pages to tex, and I keep getting \item[ in the beginning of the file and ] \hfill \\ After the part of the man pages where it shows ENV(1L). Everything else seems to ...
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Convert between Unicode Normalization Forms on the unix command-line

In Unicode, some character combinations have more than one representation. For example, the character ä can be represented as "ä", that is the codepoint U+00E4 (two bytes c3 a4 in UTF-8 encoding), ...