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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)

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.

-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, pdffonts, pdfimages, pdftocairo, pdftohtml,
pdftoppm, pdftops, pdftotext

15 August 2011 pdfinfo

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