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NAME

       pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor
       (version 3.02)

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)
              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)

CONFIGURATION FILE

       Pdfinfo  reads a configuration file at startup.  It first tries to find
       the user’s private config file, ~/.xpdfrc.  If that doesn’t  exist,  it
       looks  for  a  system-wide  config  file,  /etc/xpdf/xpdfrc.   See  the
       xpdfrc(5) man page for details.

OPTIONS

       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 file’s 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.)

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 1996-2007 Glyph &
       Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO

       xpdf(1),   pdftops(1),    pdftotext(1),    pdffonts(1),    pdftoppm(1),
       pdfimages(1), xpdfrc(5)
       http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

                               27 February 2007                     pdfinfo(1)