Section: Ghostscript Tools (1)
Updated: 22 September 2004
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ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII
ps2ascii [ input.ps [ output.txt ] ]
ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]
ps2ascii uses gs(1) to extract ASCII text from
PostScript(tm) or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
files. If no files are specified on the command line, gs reads from
standard input; but PDF input must come from an explicitly-named file, not
standard input. If no output file is specified, the ASCII text is written
to standard output.
ps2ascii doesn't look at font encoding, and isn't very good at
dealing with kerning, so for PostScript (but not currently PDF), you might
consider pstotext (see below).
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
system, from which you can get more details.
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.15.
artofcode LLC and Artifex Software, bug-gs at ghostscript.com, are the
primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
David M. Jones <email@example.com> made subtantial improvements
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages