PDF keyword search

September 14, 2010 at 07:36:24
Specs: Linux, intel
I would like to know how to perform keyword search on a PDF file from the linux command line.
I hope you would reply to my question.

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September 14, 2010 at 07:48:29
Not tested! PS this topic is wrong placed: it should be in programming..

grep -i -n -r 'my_defined_search' /home/<USER>/<FOLDER>/

Here is the definition:
grep is function name to search a pattern in files
-i means ignore case
-n means output line number
-r search recursively

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September 14, 2010 at 08:05:38
I found it not working for most of the keywords.

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September 14, 2010 at 12:58:06
I think you would need command line tools to access that format then use either it's tools or use standard shell tools if it can be piped into and out of the program.

Might look at


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