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pdftotext

Convert PDF files to plain text format.

  • Convert filename.pdf to plain text and print it to standard output:

pdftotext {{filename.pdf}} -

  • Convert filename.pdf to plain text and save it as filename.txt:

pdftotext {{filename.pdf}}

  • Convert filename.pdf to plain text and preserve the layout:

pdftotext -layout {{filename.pdf}}

  • Convert input.pdf to plain text and save it as output.txt:

pdftotext {{input.pdf}} {{output.txt}}

  • Convert pages 2, 3 and 4 of input.pdf to plain text and save them as output.txt:

pdftotext -f {{2}} -l {{4}} {{input.pdf}} {{output.txt}}