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Re: Read doc/docx in Linux

by philipbailey (Chaplain)
on Jul 15, 2010 at 14:22 UTC ( #849782=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Read doc/docx in Linux

I have used antiword successfully in the past for reading the text of Word files at the command line. It doesn't seem to be actively maintained any more, though.

I also notice that AbiWord has a command line option for converting Word to other formats. You could of course use the full GUI version of AbiWord, or indeed OpenOffice.

(Update) I realise of course that none of my answer directly answers the question of reading these files in Perl, but in practice the command line possibilities mentioned are often a practical way to go.

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