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I looked around in google to see if there was a way to convert docx files to doc through the terminal and I found some potential solutions using perl's xmllib, but I was wondering if there was another way to do it, solely through the use of the terminal.

I guess a better question should've been, is there something similar to textutil for linux?

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There are packages like having such descriptions , personally i never tested them. But do try.

Unoconv -converter between LibreOffice document formats and for its usage

And Office formats converter /jodconverter , also see its man page

P.S. & TIP : Try searching Converter in Synaptic , you will get lots of results , try them and use as required.

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Thank you, I'll see if it works. (I'll mark it as answered once I confirm it) – Shelby. S Jul 9 '12 at 18:25
Yes , please take your time , mark only if it works and provides required solution . – atenz Jul 9 '12 at 18:27

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