linux program to convert PDF to text

Robert Swanson mapa-kettle at
Thu Feb 11 04:39:52 UTC 2010

> $ pdftotext -layout -eol unix -nopgbrk Novell-629.pdf novell-629.txt
> Is this what you are needing, or something that adds additional
> formatting?
> --
> sktsee

	The command worked almost perfectly except that it will not convert quotes, 
dashes, and apostrophes.  It takes a little proof reading, but it is a great 
improvement over what I had.

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