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       pdfinfo - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor
       (version(1,3,5) 3.00)

       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:

              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(3,n) encrypted)
              page size
              file(1,n) size
              linearized (yes/no)
              PDF version(1,3,5)
              metadata (only if(3,n) requested)

       Pdfinfo  reads a configuration file(1,n) at startup.  It first tries to find
       the user's private config(1,5) file(1,n), ~/.xpdfrc.  If that doesn't  exist,  it
       looks  for  a  system-wide config(1,5) file(1,n), typically /usr/local/etc/xpdfrc
       (but this location can be changed when  pdfinfo  is  built).   See  the
       xpdfrc(5) man(1,5,7) page for details.

       Many  of  the following options can be set(7,n,1 builtins) with configuration file(1,n) com-
       mands.  These are listed in(1,8) 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  exam-

       -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(1,n)'s Catalog object.)

       -enc encoding-name
              Sets  the  encoding(3,n)  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(3,n)).  [con-
              fig(1,5) 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(1,8) place of ~/.xpdfrc or the system-wide config(1,5)

       -v     Print copyright and version(1,3,5) information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)

       The Xpdf tools use the following exit(3,n,1 builtins) 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 1996-2004 Glyph  &
       Cog, LLC.

       xpdf(1),  pdftops(1),  pdftotext(1),  pdffonts(1),  pdftoppm(1), pdfim-
       ages(1), xpdfrc(5)

                                22 January 2004                     pdfinfo(1)

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