I have downloaded the *nix verion, but it looks like I'd need to compile all that in C
Only if you download the source (which is usually what
you get if you go directly to the home page of a
project, but that's not the usual way most folks
You can probably get an Antiword package for your
Linux distribution. If you use an RPM-based distro,
for example, check on rpmfind.net.
Gentoo also has an ebuild for it (app-text/antiword),
(though you're probably not using Gentoo if compiling
C code gives you a headache). I can't speak for
Debian-based distros with any degree of certitude,
as I've not recently used any of those except Knoppix,
but I suspect apt-get antiword might
make you Bob's nephew there. (That's a guess. If
it doesn't work, ask someone who uses Debian. Last
time I used Debian apt didn't exist yet; there was
split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$ ;->();print$/
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