pdftotext binary

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Wed Aug 17 02:26:57 GMT 2005

Rodney Phillips wrote:

>I am using PowWeb for my hosting.  They are using 
>FreeBSD Unix 5.13 for their systems.

Hmm, really?  The last 5.X release was 5.4, and 6.0 is
on the way, so I doubt FreeBSD will ever reach 5.13 -
and, if it does, it'll likely be in 2008-2009 or so.  You
might want to ask for clarification on this.

>I need pdftotext binaries to upload to their server.
>Can anyone point me to these binaries?

Perhaps Google.  Or someone else.  I can find no
"pdftotext" in the ports tree (about 10000
programs there).  I might suggest xpdf as an
alternative, but I only assume it does ASCII, as
I've not used the port:

Port:   xpdf-3.00_6
Path:   /usr/ports/graphics/xpdf
Info:   Display PDF files, and convert them to other formats
Maint:  nork at FreeBSD.org
B-deps: autoconf-2.59_2 expat-1.95.8_3 fontconfig-2.2.3,1
freetype2-2.1.9 gettext-0.14.5 gmake-3.80_2 imake-6.8.2 libiconv-1.9.2_1 
3 open-motif-2.2.3_2 perl-5.8.6_2 pkgconfig-0.17.2 t1lib-5.0.1,1 
R-deps: expat-1.95.8_3 fontconfig-2.2.3,1 freetype2-2.1.9 gsfonts-8.11_2 
open-motif-2.2.3_2 perl-5.8.6_2 pkgconfig-0.17.2 t1lib-5.0.1,1 
WWW:    http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/


Kevin Kinsey

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