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Conversion between file formats.

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Converting multiple image files from JPEG to PDF format

I want to convert some files from jpeg to pdf. I am using following command. $ convert image1.jpg image1.pdf But I have 100 images. How should I convert all of them to corresponding pdfs? I tried ...
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Splitting WavPack files when the .cue file and .wv file have different names?

If a directory contains an album encoded as one large .wv file and a .cue file, splitting the entire album into individual .flac tracks is a simple task: $ cuebreakpoints foo.cue | shnsplit -o flac ...
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How to convert ęąśćżńł TXT to PDF with enscript?

I have problem converting a file to PDF. I create the file with echo ęąśćżńł > text and convert: enscript -O text -o - | ps2pdf - out.pdf However, out.pdf has an encoding problem:
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Encode with ffmpeg using avi to mp4

What command lines to use to convert from avi to mp4, but without destroying the framesize and making the file small as the original size or a little bit bigger, and same thing with mp4 to avi? ...
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convert man output to ebook format

I can convert man output to PDF. First, man -t grep >grep.ps (grep is just an example; I am not looking for mobile version of grep man page). Then Adobe Distiller converts PostScript to PDF. ...
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Convert non-raid disk with data into RAID 1 disk (hardware controller)

I moved away from software RAID due to all the hassle it brings. After OS reinstall, I am left with only one drive. I ordered a hardware RAID controller today, and when the controller arrives, I'd ...
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Is there a command-line tool for converting html files to pdf? [duplicate]

I would like to install a command line tool within a Docker image in order to quickly convert *html files into *pdf files. I am surprised there is not a Unix tool to do something like this.
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Bash, csv to xlsx using xlsb macro

I need In bash, convert csv to xlsx, but using xlsb macro. I tried ssconvert, not possible with xlsb macro. csv2odt, not working correctly. Maybe some libreoffice calc command is solution? ...
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'dos2unix' is unable to convert a `typescript` file to Unix format

I recorded my current session using the script command, and all information was saved in a typescript file, but when I opened it using Vim there were a lot of ^Ms due to carriage returns. I tried to ...
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Is there a way to convert flac files to ape?

I need to convert flac files to ape. Googled for that topic, but seems like ape file is outdated, so no solution was found. Any tools, ideas to resolve the problem?
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Convert Excel file to PDF using Perl CGI

I'm trying to convert an xlsx file to pdf using Perl CGI (Mason). Since I did not find a way to convert a file using pure perl, I'm using soffice to perform the job. This works fine until I do it ...
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Loop MP4 From Converted Animated Gif

How do I convert animated gifs to mp4s that loop? This command successfully converts the gifs to mp4s, but the loop doesn't appear to work: for i in *.gif; do ffmpeg -f gif -i "$i" -loop 0 "0output$...
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convert WAV music library to FLAC on command line and achieve best quality

I would like to produce (nearly) perfect FLAC files by verifying/checking all conversion steps. I'm hoping to do this in a single command, although a short bash script would be acceptable as a second ...
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How to do I convert an animated gif to an mp4 or mv4 on the command line?

What command would I use to convert an mp4 or mv4 video file to an animated gif, and vice versa. That is, convert a animated gif to a mp4 or mv4.
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How to turn lots of images into 1 pdf without running out of resources

I'm trying to convert thousands of jpg images into 1 big PDF. Each image is a page from a book. I tried using the following command: convert * out.pdf But I'd get this error after maybe 150 images: ...
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Using iconv to convert utf-8 characters to the closest ASCII character

I can use the iconv command to "translit" a utf-8 string to an ASCII-only string with characters being replaced with their closest ASCII character. However, my problem is that I need the resulting ...
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Convert image into 8-Bit color space?

Is there a way to use convert to transform an image into an 8-bit bitmap?
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Error using ps2pdf

I used to work on linux in a virtual Box and now I'm using a computer with Ubuntu 16.04. I have some ps files I need to convert to pdf and I used to run the command ps2pdf file.ps file.pdf in my ...
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Migrate from thunderbird to sylpheed while preserving folder structure

Is there an automatic way migrate a thunderbird mailbox to sylpheed while preserving the folder structure. I tried the importexport extension for thunderbird and got a directory with multiple mbox ...
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How to convert a certificate in .pfx format to .jks in HP-UX server

I have a task to convert a .pfx SSL certificate to .jks format in a HP-UX B.11.31 server to be configured in our application's server.xml file, (keystoreFile=) for our 8090 connector port.
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How do I convert an OGG OPUS file to an Apple Core Audio container?

I've got some OPUS files I've created with FFMPEG on Linux (from MP3 originals I've deleted to save storage space). I'd like to make them playable on a Mac and, if possible, on an iPhone via iTunes. ...
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How to convert a space-separated file into an Excel file in Linux?

I have a file which looks like this: ID avedebv debv2019 ebv2018 gebv2018 number avecvlean 7063993 1.06109 0.5325 0.7420 1.5084 206 66.5962 7076247 1.67947 2.1066 2.8630 3.0629 460 67.6856 7076881 -0....
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Ffmpeg problems on centOS 5.8 64 bit

I did install ffmpeg with winff, unsuccessfully when I try converting avi to x264, it says I don't have it. When I try to convert mp4 to Xvid I get unknown encoder 'libxvid'. It's like nothing really ...
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Convert / and /boot from ext3 to btrfs

Is it possible to convert / and /boot file system from ext3 to btrfs? I have not experienced converting previously but I seen that filesystem from ext3 needs to be unmounted. Filesystem ...
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Include index info in pdf man pages

I know that I can get to output manual page content with man -Tpdf. Many pdf readers can display and jump to specific points or sections in the document (i.e. by hitting tab from inside zathura). I ...
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`Convert` and standard output

I am learning how to use terminal and as an exercise tried to convert a bunch of .png images to ASCII-art using convert and jp2a with this command: convert test.png -format jpg - | jp2a - This ...
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shell command to get pixel size of an image

Is there a shell command that returns the pixel size of an image? I'm trying to produce an animated gif starting from different gifs with different sizes using convert (e.g. convert -delay 50 1.gif 2....
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How can I convert all bin-cue files to iso in a folder with bchunk respecting its filenames? (PSX mode)

I know that the command is bchunk -p foo.bin foo.cue foo, but how I could conver all bin/cue files in a folder to iso at once? Thank you.
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How do I convert .JB2E files to a more common format?

I'm trying to convert some .jb2e images, which I extracted from a PDF, into a proper, common image file format like PNG or JPG. I tried using jbig2dec, but that told me jbig2dec FATAL ERROR Not a ...
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How to encode/decode JPG file to int sequence?

I want to convert my JPG files to int sequences and then reconvert to get the images again. My script.sh is like this: FILE=$(cat $2) TOTAL=$(echo ${#FILE} - 1 | bc); for j in $(seq 0 $TOTAL) do ...
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Why Can't BPG images be converted to BPG animation?

I can convert JPG and PNG images to BPG (Better Portable Graphics) animation, using the following command: bpgenc -a input_%03d.jpg -o out.bpg According to the BPG documentation it is not possible ...
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Archived rootfs: convert tar to cpio for initramfs

I have a Debian rootfs as a tar file. I would like to specify it as the initramfs source in Kconfig (using PetaLinux), but the source must be a cpio archive. How can I convert the .tar to .cpio, ...
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ebook-convert for all .epub files in the folder

This code converts epub file to txt file: ebook-convert "book.epub" "book.txt" How can I use it to convert all .epub files in the directory? I am using Ubuntu. Code from os import listdir, rename ...
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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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img2pdf batch script

I currently have over 10K folders. Each folder has .png and .jpg images that need to be turned into .pdf files. Files are numerically in order already. I am looking for speed. I can currently cd into ...
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How to convert an audio file from one format to another?

I have an audio file named with such properties: BreakingNews.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, mono 8000 Hz I wanted to convert it to this format: BreakingNews.wav:...
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convert images to pdf: How to make PDF Pages same size

I did something like convert -page A4 -compress A4 *.png CH00.pdf But the 1st page is much larger than the subsequent pages. This happens even though the image dimensions are similar. These images ...
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How to convert a PowerPoint ppt file into HTML files?

I have to find a free, gratis command line solution to convert primary Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into HTML files (1 HTML file per foil) on Linux (Debian, OpenSuse). It would be nice if the ...
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Replicate directory structure applying a command to each file instead of simply copying it?

Over time, I've encountered the same pattern again and again: I have some kind of directory structure: example/ ├── a │   └── c │   ├── d.txt (120k) │   └── e.txt (60k) └── b └── f.txt (...
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FFMPEG Conversion Fails

Bad file? I'm using 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) 2000-...
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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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Convert scanned image to PDF with fixed DPI

Imagine I have a bunch of JPEG files that I have scanned using a known resolution (300 dpi in this case). However the JPEG file has some additional margin at the border because the scanner's area is ...
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binary file decrypt [closed]

I want to see the message inside this binary file: ]�$�r�ux����f��aY64QH���K�z{������y�ߗ��y�m����Ǖ�} ��cy@^��+|�%E(H��*�I�P�����7��8�=$�.�`ïc� ...
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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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alien conversion from deb to rpm on fedora 27

I find myself unable to convert a .deb package to .rpm to install it on fedora. I am not able to download the equivalent rpm file, so conversion is my only way out. I get this error after using the ...
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Creating a GIF animation from PNG files

Is there a tool to create a gif animation from a set of png files? I tried the convert command from the ImageMagick suite, but this doesn't always succeed. Also, I have several issues with this: I ...
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Markdown to PDF conversion in Pandoc: making pages landscape?

I am converting a document from Pandoc markdown to .pdf. I run the conversion like this, and everything works fine: pandoc test.MD -f markdown -o test.pdf However, I would like pandoc to output my ...
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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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Convert an A4R (A4 lanscape) scanned jpeg, to A4R (A4 lanscape) pdf

I have have scanned an A4R paper sheet to a 2048x1443 jpg file. EDIT1 : It's already rotated to landscape (2048x1443). END OF EDIT1 Now if I try convert it with this command : $ convert -page A4R ...
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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 ...