pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor (version 3.00)
pdfinfo [options] [PDF-file]
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:
titlesubjectkeywordsauthorcreatorproducercreation datemodification date
In addition, the following information is printed:
tagged (yes/no)page countencrypted flag (yes/no)print and copy permissions (if encrypted)page sizefile sizelinearized (yes/no)PDF versionmetadata (only if requested)
Pdfinfo reads a configuration file at startup. It first tries to find the users private config file, ~/.xpdfrc. If that doesnt exist, it looks for a system-wide config file, /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc. See the xpdfrc(5) man page for details.
Many of the following options can be set with configuration file commands. 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 examined. -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 files 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). [config 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.)
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.
The pdfinfo software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph & Cog, LLC.
xpdf(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdffonts(1), pdftoppm(1), pdfimages(1), xpdfrc(5)
|pdfinfo (1)||22 January 2004|