RHEL 5.9. I have many pdf files containing tax details. I often use pdftotext -layout command to convert them for further text process. Now issue is that when I use command pdftotext -layout *.pdf its giving error and display usage and option, say man page. Whether it is possible to convert all pdf file to text file with single command.

  • No it didn't work and showing error syntax error near pdftotext.. – kalpesh Aug 20 '18 at 14:14
for file in *.pdf; do
    pdftotext -layout "$file"

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