Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor (version 3.03)
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:
title subject keywords author creator producer creation date modification date
In addition, the following information is printed:
The options -listenc, -meta, -js, -struct, and -struct-text only print the requested information. The 'Info' dictionary and related data listed above is not printed. At most one of these five options may be used.
-fnumber 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 examined.
-lnumber 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's Catalog object.)
-struct Prints the logical document structure of a Tagged-PDF file.
-struct-text Print the textual content along with the document structure of a Tagged-PDF file. Note that extracting text this way might be slow for big PDF files. (Implies -struct.)
-isodates Prints dates in ISO-8601 format (including the time zone).
-rawdates Prints the raw (undecoded) date strings, directly from the PDF file.
-dests Print a list of all named destinations. If a page range is specified using " -f" and " -l", only destinations in the page range are listed.
-encencoding-name Sets the encoding to use for text output. This defaults to "UTF-8".
-listenc Lits the available encodings
-opwpassword Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this will bypass all security restrictions.
-upwpassword Specify the user password for the PDF file.
-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 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC.