pdfinfo [options] [PDF-file]
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:
In addition, the following information is printed:
encrypted flag (yes/no)
print and copy permissions (if encrypted)
metadata (only if requested)
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.
Many of the following options can be set with configuration file com-
mands. These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
corresponding command line option.
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-
Specifies the last page to examine.
-box Prints the page box bounding boxes: MediaBox, CropBox, BleedBox,
Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this
will bypass all security restrictions.
Specify the user password for the PDF file.
Read config-file in place of ~/.xpdfrc or the system-wide config
-v Print copyright and version information.
-h Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)
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.
The pdfinfo software and documentation are copyright 1996-2007 Glyph &
xpdf(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdffonts(1), pdftoppm(1), pdfim-
27 February 2007 pdfinfo(1)
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