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# pdftotext is a command line program that converts PDF files into text files
# first get the pdftotext installer package from
# pdftotext code written by Glyph & Cog, LLC:

which pdftotext     # /usr/local/bin/pdftotext

pdftotext -h
pdftotext example.pdf
pdftotext example.pdf example.txt
pdftotext example.pdf -
pdftotext -layout -eol unix -enc UTF-8 /path/to/file.pdf /path/to/file.txt

Quickly concatenating PDF files with teTeX utilities

Using utilities from the standard teTeX distribution, it's possible to quickly and easily concatenate multiple pdfs together from the command line.

To concatenate 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf into a single file 123.pdf you can use the command

texexec --pdfarrange --result 123.pdf 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf

To concatenate all pdf files in a directory into a single file all.pdf you can use

texexec --pdfarrange --result all.pdf *.pdf
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