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Python wrapper for xpdf

Project description

xpdf python

version number: 0.0.10

author: Edward Atkins

python >= 3.4


Python wrapper for xpdf (currently just the "pdftotext" utility)

Installation / Usage

To install using pip from pypi:

$ pip install xpdf_python

To install using pip from github:

$ pip install git+

Or clone the repo:

$ git clone
$ python install

The package will attempt to automatically install xpdf. If this fails use either:
1. Instructions for your OS found [here]( OR
2. The bash scripts found in this repo's install_xpdf subdirectory

Operating Systems

macOS, Linux

Note: For Linux you may need to install the libxp6 library:

sudo apt install libxp6 (Ubuntu)
sudo yum install (Centos)


from xpdf_python import to_text

pdf_location = '/path/to/my.pdf'
text = to_text(pdf_location)

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