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pdfgrep

 
Search text in PDF files. More information: https://pdfgrep.org.
 
  • Find lines that match pattern in a PDF:
     
    pdfgrep {{pattern}} {{file.pdf}}
     
  • Include file name and page number for each matched line:
     
    pdfgrep --with-filename --page-number {{pattern}} {{file.pdf}}
     
  • Do a case-insensitive search for lines that begin with "foo" and return the first 3 matches:
     
    pdfgrep --max-count {{3}} --ignore-case {{'^foo'}} {{file.pdf}}
     
  • Find pattern in files with a .pdf extension in the current directory recursively:
     
    pdfgrep --recursive {{pattern}}
     
  • Find pattern on files that match a specific glob in the current directory recursively:
     
    pdfgrep --recursive --include {{'*book.pdf'}} {{pattern}}

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