pdfinfo(1)



pdfinfo(1)                  General Commands Manual                 pdfinfo(1)

NAME
       pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor
       (version 3.03)

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)
              form (AcroForm / XFA / none)
              javascript (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)

       The  options -listenc, -meta, -js, -struct, and -struct-text only print
       the requested information.  The  'Info'  dictionary  and  related  data
       listed  above  is not printed. At most one of these five options may be
       used.

OPTIONS
       -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.)

       -js    Prints all JavaScript in the PDF.

       -struct
              Prints the logical document structure of a Tagged-PDF file.

       -struct-text
              Print the textual content along with the document structure of a
              Tagged-PDF  file.   Note  that extracting text this way might be
              slow for big PDF files.  (Implies -struct.)

       -isodates
              Prints dates in ISO-8601 format (including the time zone).

       -rawdates
              Prints the raw (undecoded) date strings, directly from  the  PDF
              file.

       -enc encoding-name
              Sets  the  encoding  to  use  for  text output. This defaults to
              "UTF-8".

       -listenc
              Lits the available encodings

       -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.

       -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 1996-2011 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO
       pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1),  pdftocairo(1),  pdftohtml(1),
       pdftoppm(1),  pdftops(1), pdftotext(1) pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdfu-
       nite(1)

                                15 August 2011                      pdfinfo(1)

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