I have about 200 .djvu ebooks which I want to convert into .pdf. Since one-by-one conversion is tiresome I want to know if there is a way to convert them all at once. Any help will be appreciated.


You could use ddjvu, in a shell script. That said, the output PDFs are much larger (x10), which makes it hardly worth the effort. Ubuntu has no problem reading djvu files, but if your reason is good enough, use the following script.

Warning: Do not try it on 200 files right away. Run a test first on one or two small ones, to get the feel of how long it takes, and to make sure you are satisfied with the result. Press Ctrl + C, in case you want to stop the process.

for i in *.djvu;
do ddjvu -format=pdf -scale=100 "$i" "${i/%.djvu/}.pdf"

...or the same, as a one-liner

for i in *.djvu; do ddjvu -format=pdf -scale=100 "$i" "${i/%.djvu/}.pdf";done

Simply run that in a folder with djvu files. The -scale=100 option downscales the output images, which makes the process much faster, and the output files' size more reasonable. Without it, the resulting PDFs were much larger then the originals, and took ages to convert, at least in my tests.

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    With -scale=100 I get a blurred pdf. Without it I get a sharp pdf. – Alessandro Jacopson Jan 4 '14 at 12:19
  • Whatever works for you. If the process is slow, you could try adjusting the scale value relative to your display's DPI. There are other options as well: linux.die.net/man/1/ddjvu – mikewhatever Jan 4 '14 at 12:29

Personally I really like Calibre, which is a great for managing, converting, synching, sharing and editing ebooks. You can do batch conversions with it and djvu to PDF is supported. To install, just enter the following via cli:

sudo apt-get install calibre

You can find info on the software at http://calibre-ebook.com/about

I hope it helps. :)

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