shell() and pdftotext
mail at richard-hillen.de
Sun Jan 12 14:53:21 EST 2020
I want to extract .txt from a pdf-file using Livecode 9.5 on macOS Catalina.
Therefore I installed from http://www.xpdfreader.com/
and using the Terminal with „pdftotext /Users/hillen/Desktop/inter.pdf“
I get a clean text-file inter.txt. Wonderful!
So I hopefully wrote in Livecode:
put "/users/hillen/Desktop/inter.pdf" into fn
put "pdftotext " & fn into Kommando
if there is not a file fn then
answer „no SourceFile!"
exit to top
get shell(quote & Kommando & quote)
answer it & return & the result
But extracting doesn´t work and I get the answer:
/bin/sh: line 1: pdftotext /users ……pdf: No such file or directory
and the result ist 127.
Typing to Terminal „pdftotext“ I get a List with command-options.
get shell(„pdftotext“) with and without quotes
I get the answer „/bin/sh: line 1: pdftotext: command not found“
What is wrong? May you please help?
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