catdoc file.docIt can be used in a pipe, eg
cat file.doc | catdoc | morethe command above is especially useful as catdoc often finds lots of meaningless characters at the end of word documents, so you can quit more (using 'q') once the meaningful text is finished.
Finally, it is very useful within pine when reading word attachements. On receiving a word attachement, hit the 'v' key twice to list the attachemnts, then move the highlighted area down to the word document and type
| catdocfollowed by a return, and the text of the word document will be displayed. Obviously if you want to look at figures etc, you should use openoffice to view word files.