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I've been looking for a command line / Linux-friendly "index" generator. I want to load PDF, PS, DOC and other documents and generate a static (X)HTML frame-based interface, as a knowledge base of sorts. Essentially I will rely on the individual having a PDF plugin installed on the browser.

A tool like this would come very handy for us.

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A few lines of script should take care of this. – womble Aug 2 '11 at 0:05
The documents might not provide any relevant information in their filenames at all. – soze Aug 2 '11 at 0:25
What a pity it's impossible to programmatically extract metadata from files. I'll note that your question makes no mention of this requirement, either. – womble Aug 2 '11 at 0:36
Not sure if your comment is ironical, condescending, both things, or none at all, but it sure isn't helpful or constructive. – soze Aug 2 '11 at 5:37

There are so many solutions out there for document management; are you sure you want to reinvent the wheel? Personally, I'd recommend Knowledge Tree (there's a free community version).

If you've got your heart set on web page full of file links, you probably want to do it web-side, so it's dynamic and you don't have to remember to re-run it when you put new files in.

Something like the PHP Directory Listing script here might be best:

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