Command Line Interface (Linux)

FineReader Engine
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Code Samples Collection
Integration, Recognition
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Provides the command line interface of ABBYY FineReader Engine for Linux.

The sample produces the CommandLineInterface utility, which supports most of the ABBYY FineReader Engine API functions through numerous keys. This utility code is intended to be used only in C++ development tools and should be compiled before use.


The CommandLineInterface utility supports the following keys:

  • Image processing keys
  • Layout analysis keys
  • Table analysis keys
  • Synthesis keys
  • Barcode keys
  • Recognition keys
  • Export-related keys
    • Export to HTML format
    • Export to PDF (PDF/A) format (PDF encryption keys)
    • Export to RTF and ODT formats
    • Export to DOCX format
    • Export to XLS format
    • Export to XLSX format
    • Export to XML format
    • Export to ALTO format
    • Export to FB2 and EPUB formats
    • Export to PPTX format
    • Export to TXT format
  • Input file keys
  • Output file keys
  • Miscellaneous

You can use the CommandLineInterface utility in the following ways:

CommandLineInterface [options] -if <image file> -f format [options] -of <export file> CommandLineInterface [options] -if <image file> -f format1 [options] -of <export file 1> -f format2 [options] -of <export file 2> CommandLineInterface [options] -if <image file 1> [options] -if <image file 2> -f format [options] -of <export file>

You can type in the keys in any convenient order. The keys will be sorted internally in the right execution order, so that no errors occur due to the wrong key placing.

Re-distribution of the CLI

  • The source code of the CLI tool is part of the FineReader Engine Development Tools.
  • The source code is available for the developers and it is possible to create a customised version of the command line interface OCR
  • For re-distribution a FineReader Engine Runtime License is required
  • The CLI sample is also part of FineReader Engine for Linux

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