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Cropping .svg files on the command line is simple: $ inkscape --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing --verb=FileSave --verb=FileClose *.svg

I need to do the opposite. I want to fit the drawing into a 64 x 64 points canvas (already set in all .svg files). Unfortunately Inkscape doesn't provide a FitDrawingToCanvas command. Moreover, the fitting should keep the aspect ratio of the drawing.

If it matters: I'm using Ubuntu raring.

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Would resize after fitting the canvas to drawing do the job? See graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/6574/… –  Takkat Oct 30 '13 at 19:25
    
Two questions: (1) the canvas size is already set in each instance, but the drawings are larger than the canvas; or are you inserting an svg drawing into a different svg document?; (2) "keep aspect ratio": this is confusing in light of the 64pt square canvas mentioned in your questions, but do you have a proposed automated decision process for how to handle non-square material? e.g. the height should be 64pt in all cases... –  horatio Oct 30 '13 at 20:37
    
@Takkat: Thanks for the hint. The workflow works, but the aspect ratio gets destroyed. Will look for a solution for that... –  Stefan Endrullis Oct 30 '13 at 21:55
    
@horatio: (1) the drawing in smaller than the canvas and yes, both are in the same file. (2) I want to scale the drawing to the point that max(drawingWidth, drawingHeight) = 64pt. –  Stefan Endrullis Oct 30 '13 at 22:00
    
@Takkat: rsvg-convert has an argument --keep-aspect-ratio :) –  Stefan Endrullis Oct 30 '13 at 22:07

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You you need to change the output save pattern from 's/svg$/filename.svg/' to 's/svg$/png/', and you enter the width and height that you want as the pixel values.

for i in *; do rsvg-convert $i -w 64-h 64 -f png -o echo $i | sed -e 's/svg$/png/'; done

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