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pdftotext pass options

by welle (Beadle)
on May 22, 2013 at 17:02 UTC ( #1034789=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
welle has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi monks

On a Windows machine I am using pdftotext to bunch convert pdf files into plain text. Using the following, I get no problems:

system("$path/pdftotext","-nopgbrk","$path_my_pdf","$path_my_pdf.txt") +;

I now want to add the encoding option "-enc UTF-8", so I try

system("$path/pdftotext","-enc UTF-8 -nopgbrk","$path_my_pdf","$path_m +y_pdf.txt"); or simply system("$path/pdftotext","-enc UTF-8","$path_my_pdf","$path_my_pdf.txt +");

but it doesn't work. What am I missing? Thanks


system("$path/pdftotext","-enc", "UTF-8","$path_my_pdf","$path_my_pdf. +txt");

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Re: pdftotext pass options
by Not_a_Number (Prior) on May 22, 2013 at 18:06 UTC

    According to the pdftotext man page, -enc defaults to "UTF-8" anyway.

    So maybe you don't need to bother?

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