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2012-04-07 18:46:21 +0200 commented question Bulk file conversion using command line

It does indeed. I got it working using an Ubuntu live CD along with a USB stick with the files. It's not recursive, though, so I ended up writing a .Net program to iterate through the file system and convert the files, maintaining the directory structure.

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2012-04-05 16:51:31 +0200 commented answer Bulk file conversion using command line

I do not mind making a script to do the conversion for me, but if LibreOffice can do it for me, I could use the time for something else. It seems that LibreOffice should be able to do bulk conversions http://help.libreoffice.org/Common/St...

2012-04-05 14:02:14 +0200 asked a question Bulk file conversion using command line

I have a large number of old MS Word documents that I would like to convert to odf using the in-built command line. I'm on a Windows 7 64 bit system and have LibreOffice 3.5 installed. From searching the web, it looks like the following command line command should convert all MS Word documents in E:\Docs\In to odf and place them in E:\Docs\Out.

>soffice.exe --headless --convert-to odf --outdir E:\Docs\Out E:\Docs\In\*.doc

However, the command line does nothing. If I specify a path to a specific document, e.g.

>soffice.exe --headless --convert-to odf --outdir E:\Docs\Out E:\Docs\In\a.doc

the document is converted to a.odf and placed into E:\Docs\Out. So, why doesn't the first command work? Is it a bug, or is it just not intended for bulk conversion of all files in a directory?

Update: I added a bug report for this issue, as it does not seem to be the intended behavior. https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=48413