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I need a command line tool that will extract plain text from MS office files(all formats), pdf and other file formats.

I looked at libre office command line but was not able to find the filters for all formats

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I got pdftotext and for .doc I have got unoconv but for docx,pptx,xls,xlsx I have not found any. –  coder Sep 12 '13 at 4:51
    
For .doc, there's also antiword. The pdftotext that coder mentioned is part of poppler. –  soulsource Sep 12 '13 at 5:10

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For office files you can use:

libreoffice --headless --convert-to output_file_extension[:output_filter_name] [--outdir out‐put_dir] file

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For pdf files, I see that you have found pdftotext.

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