l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2007 Mar 20 21:17

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] How to tell if a pdf is text or image?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] How to tell if a pdf is text or image?

On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Alex Mandel wrote:

Anyone know a way to tap into a pdf programmatically to tell if it contains text vs was scanned as an image?
ImageMagick has a great command for giving info about a format, and it pipes really well. But come to think of it....
(shelling out)
gandalf@$ man -k pdf |grep info
pdfinfo (1) - Portable Document Format (PDF) document information extractor (version 3.00)
(returned from shell)

Yeah see if you have pdfinfo on your machine.

Gandalf Parker
Do not use linux if you like asking a question and getting the answer on
how to do it. Use linux if you like asking a question and getting 100
answers on 100 different ways of doing it.
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.