[pdftex] Comparing Two PDF files

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Wed Jun 11 20:20:23 CEST 2003

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:47:17AM -0500, Ben Crowell wrote:

> [...] I think I'm running identical versions
> of pdflatex on both machines, but I get slightly different results.
> The sizes are different by a few bytes, and the checksums are of
> course different. Maybe pdftex embeds the current date somewhere
> in the pdf file it generates?

Yes, in the information dictionary:
  /CreationDate (D:...)

But this affects not the size, because the date string
has a fixed size.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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