ps conversion tools?

Gregory Nowak romualt at
Thu Nov 1 23:57:32 EST 2001

To turn pdf or ps files into plain ascii text, try ps2ascii.
See "man ps2ascii" for details. This works grate with unencrypted pdf files.
There is a patch for it to deal with the encrypted ones, but I have not had luck with it.

On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 10:39:27PM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote:
> Hi, list. I have a number of documents in ps and pdf format. I was wondering
> if there are any good Linux tools I can use to turn them into a text file so
> I can read them under Linux so I don't have to depend on that piece of junk
> Acrobat Reader for Windows. I hate acrobat, and I am sure everyone on this
> list feels the same way. It's a pain where a pill won't reach.
> So if anyone has any advice please let me know. Thanks.
> PS
> Please give some brief discription of the command on how this conversion is
> achieved.
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