pdfgetext - get text from pdf and resort to ocr as needed
Get all text out of a pdf, even from images.
This is basically a CLI interface to OCR::PDF::Thorough.
-f force extracting images and running ocr even if pdftotext finds content -d debug on -o output file, abs path (text file) instead of STDOUT
If you want to save to a text file
pdfgetext -o /home/myself/brochure.txt /home/myself/brochure.pdf
If you want to see extra debug info:
pdfgetext -d /home/myself/brochure.pdf
Another way to save to a text file
pdfgetext /home/myself/brochure.pdf > /home/myself/output
Leo Charre leocharre at cpan dot org