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Conversion between file formats.

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Split pages in pdf

I have a scanned pdf file which has scanned two pages on one virtual page (page in pdf file). The resolution is with good quality. The problem is I have to zoom when reading and drag from left to 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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How to convert TXT to PDF?

I want to convert .txt files to .pdf. I'm using this: ls | while read ONELINE; do convert -density 400 "$ONELINE" "$(echo "$ONELINE" | sed 's/.txt/.pdf/g')"; done But this produces one "error" -- ...
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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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pdf to jpg without quality loss; gscan2pdf

When I convert a pdf file to bunch of jpg files using convert -quality 100 file.pdf page_%04d.jpg I have appreciable quality loss. However if I do the following, there is no (noticeable) quality ...
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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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Specify encoding with libreoffice --convert-to csv

Excel files can be converted to CSV using: $ libreoffice --convert-to csv --headless --outdir dir file.xlsx Everything appears to work just fine. The encoding, though, is set to something wonky. ...
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How to convert SSH public key from PEM to DER format?

I'd like to convert an existing public key (generated using ssh-keygen) from PEM-format to DER-format I tried: openssl rsa -in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub -inform PEM -pubin -outform DER -out ~/.ssh/id_rsa....
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Convert .bdf/.pcf font to .psf(u) for using as consolefont?

I am using Arch Linux. Is it possible to convert a BDF or PCF font to a PSF font for use in console/CONSOLEFONT in rc.conf? I haven't found anything that can do it,except bdf2psf which I got the ...
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Convert binary mode to text mode and the reverse option

By the following way I convert a simple binary file into a text file od –t x1 Check.tar | cut –c8- > Check.txt Which gives a content similar to: 64 65 76 2f 6e 75 6c 6c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...
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Save HTML from clipboard as markdown text

I want to be able to highlight a section of a web page and copy it to the clipboard then save it to my local disk as markdown. I need an efficient way to do that. My current cumbersome method is: ...
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How get the best quality when converting from mp4 to avi with ffmpeg?

When I use this, the quality doesn't look bad. ffmpeg -same_quant -i video.mp4 video.avi In the ffmpeg documentation is written: "Note that this is NOT SAME QUALITY. Do not use this option unless ...
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How to convert all files from gzip to xz on the fly (and recursively)?

I have a directory tree with gzipped files like this: basedir/a/file.dat.gz basedir/b/file.dat.gz basedir/c/file.dat.gz etc. How can I convert all of these from gzip to xz with a single command and ...
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How do I convert a troff manpage with UTF-8 characters (czech to be precise) to PDF

I have a troff document (manpage) with UTF-8 characters and I am trying to convert it to a PDF. However, when using the -Tpdf option, the PDF generated does not show the correct characters. This is ...
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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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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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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 re-encode a mixed encoded text file

I've got a log file that is ASCII, except for a few UTF-8 characters (which I can fix for a future version). For the moment, I need to figure out how to get this file to a viewable/searchable/...
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jpg to pdf without data loss

Trying to make such things: 1st step: convert img.jpg img.pdf 2nd step: pdfimages -j img.pdf img1 Comparing source and extracted images in HEX shows difference. How to make such conversion ...
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How to convert tar file from gnu format to pax format

On the one hand I have a lot of tar files created with gnu format, and on the other hand I have a tool that only supports pax (aka posix) format. I am looking for an easy way to convert the existing ...
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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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Converting .NEF to .JPG

I am trying to convert .NEF files to .JPG and I am using the command: mogrify -format JPG *.NEF this produces mogrify: delegate failed `"ufraw-batch" --silent --create-id=also --out- type=png --...
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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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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....