[pdftex] Man page for pdftosrc
hille42 at web.de
Tue Nov 1 19:23:08 CET 2005
On 04.08.05 Heiko Oberdiek (oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de) wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 10:02:31PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> > >>>>> "Heiko" == Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> writes:
> > > On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 09:40:44AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> > >> the pdftosrc program included in pdftex has no documentation so
> > >> far. A year ago, Hilmar Preusse has started to write one and
> > >> asked on this list about comments on his draft, but unfortunately
> > >> nobody stepped up to have a look at it.
> > > Since AR 7/Linux and AR 6/Other, attachted files (see attachfile
> > > package) can be extracted by normal user without the need of
> > > special programs. Therefore I would consider pdftosrc obsolete
> > > for the purpose of attaching and extracing files.
> > there are many reasons not to regard pdftosrc as obsolete.
> > Adobe does not support all platforms, so there are many people who have
> > to use xpdf instead.
> The attachted files can also be extracted by other tools such
> as pdftk (operation unpack_files).
Thanks for response. I've closed now the bugs in our BTS (#215248,
#260132, #272107, #320823) by writing a short explanation, what
pdftosrc was written for and how to achieve this using other tools.
Why does a ship carry cargo and a truck carry shipments?
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