linux program to convert PDF to text

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Feb 11 13:18:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 4:39 AM, Robert Swanson <mapa-kettle at> wrote:

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

>        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.
> Thanks,

Are these documents in the public domain? If so, why not submit them
to distributed proofreaders ( and let us
proof-read and format them for you? It's what we do...

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