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       dumppdf - dumps internal contents of a PDF files


       dumppdf [option...] file...


       dumppdf dumps the internal contents of a PDF file in pseudo-XML format. This program is
       primarily for debugging purposes, but it's also possible to extract some meaningful


           Dump all the objects. By default only the document trailer is printed.

       -i objno[,objno,...]
           Specifies PDF object IDs to display. Comma-separated IDs, or multiple -i options are

       -p pageno[,pageno,...]
           Specifies the comma-separated list of the page numbers to be extracted. Page numbers
           start at one. By default, it extracts text from all the pages.

       -r, -b, -t
           Specifies the output format of stream contents. Because the contents of stream objects
           can be very large, they are omitted when none of the options above is specified.

           With -r option, the “raw” stream contents are dumped without decompression. With -b
           option, the decompressed contents are dumped as a binary blob. With -t option, the
           decompressed contents are dumped in a text format, similar to repr() manner. When -r
           or -b option is given, no stream header is displayed for the ease of saving it to a

           Show the table of contents.

       -P password
           Provides the user password to access PDF contents.

           Increase the debug level.


       Dump all the headers and contents, except stream objects:

           $ dumppdf -a test.pdf

       Dump the table of contents:

           $ dumppdf -T test.pdf

       Extract a JPEG image:

           $ dumppdf -r -i6 test.pdf > image.jpeg




       Jakub Wilk <>
           Wrote this manual page for the Debian system.

       Yusuke Shinyama <>
           Author of PDFMiner and its original HTML documentation.