grep for pdf

grep for pdf

Post by Seeke » Sat, 29 Dec 2001 17:26:21

Is there a way to grep pdf files.

grep for pdf

Post by aryzh » Sat, 29 Dec 2001 23:52:59

> Is there a way to grep pdf files.

If I had a PDF file handy, I'd first try
 cat $FILE | strings | grep $SAMPLE

Even if it works, it is not 100% reliable



grep for pdf

Post by Philip Bro » Sun, 30 Dec 2001 08:11:44

>Is there a way to grep pdf files.

sure. find a pdf2txt converter, and pre-process them before the grep.

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grep for pdf

Post by Roland Main » Fri, 04 Jan 2002 00:42:34

> Is there a way to grep pdf files.

xpdf ( comes with a tool called

% pdftotext mydoc.pdf /dev/stdout | grep SPARC
should be more or less what you want... :)



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where can I read about this commad that is found in bash and sh
scripts?  I searched the bash and one or two other man pgs to no
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