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PDFRESURRECT(1)		    General Commands Manual	       PDFRESURRECT(1)

NAME
       pdfresurrect - tool for extracting versioning data from PDF documents

SYNOPSIS
       pdfresurrect  file.pdf [-w][-q][-i]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page	documents briefly the pdfresurrect command.

       pdfresurrect  is	 a  tool for extracting	versioning data	from PDF docu-
       ments.

OPTIONS
       A summary of options is included	below.

       -w     Write the	PDF versions and summary to disk.

       -q     Display only the number of versions contained in the PDF.

       -i     Display the creator information from the specified PDF.

NOTES
       The scrubbing feature (-s) should not be	trusted	for any	serious	 secu-
       rity  uses.   After  using  this	feature, please	verify that it in fact
       zero'd all of the objects that were of concern.

       This tool relies	on the application reading the pdfresurrect  extracted
       versions	 to treat the last xref(cross-reference) table as the most re-
       cent in the document.  This should typically be the case.

       The verbose output, which tries to deduce the  PDF  object  type	 (e.g.
       stream,	page), is not always accurate, and the object counts might not
       be 100% accurate.  However, this	should not prevent the	extraction  of
       the  versions.  This output is merely to	provide	a hint for the user as
       to what might be	different between the documents.

       Object counts might appear off in linearized PDF	 documents.   That  is
       not truly the case, the reason for this is that each version of the PDF
       consists	of the objects that compose the	linear portion of the PDF plus
       all of the objects that compose the version in question.	 Suppose there
       is a linearized PDF with	59 objects in its linear portion, and  suppose
       the  PDF	 has  a	second version that consists of	21 objects.  The total
       number of objects in "version 2"	would be 59 + 21 or 80 objects.

COPYRIGHT
       pdfresurrect is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms of the	GNU General Public License as published	by the
       Free Software Foundation, either	version	3 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.

       pdfresurrect  is	 distributed  in  the hope that	it will	be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;  without	even  the  implied  warranty  of  MER-
       CHANTABILITY  or	FITNESS	FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with pdfresurrect.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

AUTHORS
       pdfresurrect    was   originally	  written   by	 Matt	Davis	<matt-
       davis9@gmail.com>.

       The original man	page and some additional configure and Makefile	 hack-
       age was contributed by Francois Marier <francois@debian.org>.

       This  manual  page  was	originally  written  by	Francois Marier	<fran-
       cois@debian.org>, for the Debian	project	(and may be used  by  others).
       This manual page	has since been modified	by Matt	Davis.

       See the AUTHORS file for	a list of other	contributors.

				August 2, 2020		       PDFRESURRECT(1)

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