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LLE10119 : Howto convert a pdf document to a text file so it can be viewed via ssh or telnet

Symptom:

You need to look at a pdf document via command line utilities or want to index or search in it.

Cause:

none

Solution:

To convert a pdf document you can use the pdftotext utility. It is contained in the poppler-utils on a debian like system. (debian, ubuntu, kubuntu, ...)

e.g.

To convert the 'svn-book.pdf' to txt you only need to do the following:

pdftotext /tmp/svn-book.pdf /tmp/output.txt

For more information you can view the man pages.


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