[pdftex] Re: pdftosrc

Thierry Bouche Thierry.Bouche at ujf-grenoble.fr
Fri Dec 15 17:02:49 CET 2000

i found thanh's message in the archive (stupid me)

A question, maybe also stupid: could it be possible to encapsulate any
included PDF with such code so that pdftosrc could extract the
original PDF? [I know the included PDFs are relatively incomplete...]


From: Han The Thanh <thanh at informatics.muni.cz> 
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 21:06:28 +0200 (MET DST) 

I wrote a small utility called pdftosrc based on xpdf codes to extract a file
included in a pdf file. The syntax for including file is the same as suggested
by Heiko. Thus one can say:

    stream attr {/Type /SourceFile /SourceName (\jobname.zip)}
\pdfcatalog{/SourceObject \the\pdflastobj\space 0 R}

to include \jobname.zip or whatever. I would prefer something like

\immediate \write 18 {make mysources.tar.bz2}

to get maximal compressness.

To extract the file that has been included, one then says:

pdftosrc file.pdf

and that's it. The file is included/extracted in binary mode.

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