pdfinfo



pdfinfo(1)                                                          pdfinfo(1)




NAME

       pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor
       (version 3.01)


SYNOPSIS

       pdfinfo [options] [PDF-file]


DESCRIPTION

       Pdfinfo prints the contents of the ´Info’ dictionary (plus  some  other
       useful information) from a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

       The ´Info’ dictionary contains the following values:

              title
              subject
              keywords
              author
              creator
              producer
              creation date
              modification date

       In addition, the following information is printed:

              tagged (yes/no)
              page count
              encrypted flag (yes/no)
              print and copy permissions (if encrypted)
              page size
              file size
              linearized (yes/no)
              PDF version
              metadata (only if requested)


CONFIGURATION FILE

       Pdfinfo  reads a configuration file at startup.  It first tries to find
       the user’s private config file, ~/.xpdfrc.  If that doesn’t  exist,  it
       looks  for  a  system-wide config file, typically /etc/xpdfrc (but this
       location can be changed when pdfinfo is built).  See the xpdfrc(5)  man
       page for details.


OPTIONS

       Many  of  the following options can be set with configuration file com-
       mands.  These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
       corresponding command line option.

       -f number
              Specifies  the  first  page  to  examine.  If multiple pages are
              requested using the "-f" and "-l"  options,  the  size  of  each
              requested  page  (and,  optionally,  the bounding boxes for each
              requested page) are printed.  Otherwise, only page one is  exam-
              ined.

       -l number
              Specifies the last page to examine.

       -box   Prints the page box bounding boxes: MediaBox, CropBox, BleedBox,
              TrimBox, and ArtBox.

       -meta  Prints document-level metadata.  (This is the "Metadata"  stream
              from the PDF file’s Catalog object.)

       -enc encoding-name
              Sets  the  encoding  to  use for text output.  The encoding-name
              must be defined with the  unicodeMap  command  (see  xpdfrc(5)).
              This defaults to "Latin1" (which is a built-in encoding).  [con-
              fig file: textEncoding]

       -opw password
              Specify the owner password for the  PDF  file.   Providing  this
              will bypass all security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -cfg config-file
              Read config-file in place of ~/.xpdfrc or the system-wide config
              file.

       -v     Print copyright and version information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)


EXIT CODES

       The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:

       0      No error.

       1      Error opening a PDF file.

       2      Error opening an output file.

       3      Error related to PDF permissions.

       99     Other error.


AUTHOR

       The pdfinfo software and documentation are copyright 1996-2005 Glyph  &
       Cog, LLC.


SEE ALSO

       xpdf(1),  pdftops(1),  pdftotext(1),  pdffonts(1),  pdftoppm(1), pdfim-
       ages(1), xpdfrc(5)
       http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/



                                17 August 2005                      pdfinfo(1)

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