Pdftotext 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
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.
Specifies the first page to convert.
Specifies the last page to convert.
Maintain (as best as possible) the original physical layout of the
text. The default is to 'undo physical layout (columns,
hyphenation, etc.) and output the text in reading order.
Keep the text in content stream order. This is a hack which often
"undoes" column formatting, etc. Use of raw mode is no longer
Generate a simple HTML file, including the meta information. This
simply wraps the text in <pre> and </pre> and prepends the meta
Sets the encoding to use for text output. The
encoding-name must be defined with the unicodeMap command (see
The encoding name is case-sensitive. This defaults to "Latin1" (which
is a built-in encoding).
[config file: textEncoding]
-eol unix | dos | mac
Sets the end-of-line convention to use for text output.
[config file: textEOL]