How To Install Tesseract OCR For Nextant And Nextcloud

1. Install tesseract-ocr

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr

To uninstall tesseract-ocr

$ sudo apt-get remove tesseract-ocr

This will remove just the tesseract-ocr package itself.

To uninstall tesseract-ocr and its dependencies

$ sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove tesseract-ocr

This will remove the tesseract-ocr package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for tesseract-ocr then this will work. Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.

$ sudo apt-get purge tesseract-ocr

Or similarly, like this tesseract-ocr

$ sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove tesseract-ocr

2. Download the appropriate training data

Download the latest training data file (e.g., ‘eng.traineddata') into the ‘tessdata' directory at ‘/usr/share/tesseract-ocr/tessdata' :

$ cd /usr/share/tesseract-ocr/tessdata

We will delete the current training data file before we get the latest available:

$ sudo rm -r eng.traineddata


$ sudo wget

If necessary:

Force Nextcloud to rescan files:

$ cd /var/www/html/nextcloud
$ sudo -u www-data php console.php files:scan --all

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