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Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon May 14 11:20:10 EDT 2018


I downloaded the tools for Mac OS and followed the instructions in the README file. This does not work. The tools are not accessible from the terminal. The man and etc folders did not exist yet so I created them, but it leads me to believe that Apple has once again moved where it keeps such things. 

Bob S


> On May 13, 2018, at 07:30 , R.H. via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> *Open Source Xpdf*
> 
> http://www.xpdfreader.com/download.html
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pdftotext
> Command line tools in Xpdf
> 
> The open source Xpdf toolkit also includes several command line tools which
> perform various functions on PDF files:
> 
>   - *pdftotext*: converts PDF to text
>   - *pdftops*: converts PDF to PostScript
>   - *pdftoppm*: converts PDF pages to netpbm (PPM/PGM/PBM) image files
>   - *pdftopng*: converts PDF pages to PNG image files
>   - *pdftohtml*: converts PDF to HTML
>   - *pdfinfo*: extracts PDF metadata
>   - *pdfimages*: extracts raw images from PDF files
>   - *pdffonts*: lists fonts used in PDF files
>   - *pdfdetach*: extracts attached files from PDF files
> 
> Cross-platform
> 
> All of Xpdf tools are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.
> 
> The viewer (xpdf / XpdfReader) uses the Qt toolkit.
> Roland





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