Xpdf: Where is pdfinfo and pdftotext?

Robert Backhaus robbak at robbak.com
Mon Oct 22 11:30:53 UTC 2012

On 22 October 2012 19:40, Stephan Schindel <sts at tp1.rub.de> wrote:
> Hey,
> I've updated my xpdf installation and now the tools
> '/usr/local/bin/pdfinfo' and '/usr/local/bin/pdftotext' are gone,
> which are previously bundled with xpdf. I tried reinstalling xpdf, but
> that does not help. Where is it gone? The manpages are still there.
> Cheers,
> Stephan

For some reason, they are being installed into /usr/local/libexec/xpdf/

If you use them regularly, you will need to edit PATH to include that
directory. (~/.profile , ~/.bashrc, or ~/.cshrc, depending on your

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