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Old 06-14-2011, 04:45 AM   #1
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viewing pdf files

Hai to all,

my machine is fedora 15 with command mode login .every thing works fine . I am in a situation to read pdf files in command mode, without images also acceptable ...

My request is that how can i read pdf files(text only) in command mode .. without starting xserver ?

thanks in advance to all
Old 06-14-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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pdftotext might be of use.
$ pdftotext foo.pdf
will create foo.txt
$ pdftotext foo.pdf -
Will send the text to stdout so you could then do
$ pdftotext foo.pdf - | less


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