pdfdetach(1) General Commands Manual pdfdetach(1)
pdfdetach - Portable Document Format (PDF) document embedded file
extractor (version 3.03)
pdfdetach [options] [PDF-file]
Pdfdetach lists or extracts embedded files (attachments) from a Porta-
ble Document Format (PDF) file.
Some 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.
-list List all of the embedded files in the PDF file. File names are
converted to the text encoding specified by the "-enc" switch.
Save the specified embedded file. By default, this uses the
file name associated with the embedded file (as printed by the
"-list" switch); the file name can be changed with the "-o"
Save all of the embedded files. This uses the file names asso-
ciated with the embedded files (as printed by the "-list"
switch). By default, the files are saved in the current direc-
tory; this can be changed with the "-o" switch.
Set the file name used when saving an embedded file with the
"-save" switch, or the directory used by "-saveall".
Sets the encoding to use for text output (embedded file names).
This defaults to "UTF-8".
Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this
will bypass all security restrictions.
Specify the user password for the PDF file.
-v Print copyright and version information.
-h Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)
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.
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