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Iv stumbled upon a treasure trove of ebooks, 5gb in all, on a local hard drive. But since they are not arranged topic-wise, i want to write a shell script that will arrange them topically.
For this i need some utility that would read a pdf file, so that i can grep for key words in the output and send the file to the appropriate folder.
Does anyone here know of such a utility? Much like a "cat" for pdf?
Thanx in anticipation
Last edited by funkymunky; 06-17-2004 at 12:49 AM.
I understand you happen to have successfully tested grep on a file, luckily not encoded nor compressed, but that doesn't make your suggestion correct.
Even in your case, strings embedded in pdfs can be cut in arbitrarily positions, so you are likely to miss many hits.
Moreover, eBooks, for obvious reasons, are usually compressed, so grep is not there an option.