very unusal pdf problem?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Mon May 14 21:14:35 UTC 2007

Hi folks,
any wisdom on this one welcome.
I use the pdftotext program at shellworld.  this is  the first time 
thought I have run into  a problem like I am having though.
I bought an e-book, and the file is password protected.  I have the 
password, and pdftotext gives you two different options for opening a 
password protected file.
-opw for owners password, and-upw for users password.
What I think might be the problem though is that the password has a * in 
when It try using either option, I get errors suggesting that the file name 
token is too long, perhaps it is seeing the password as part of the file 
I have tried putting the file password inside less than and greater than 
signs, even putting the * in quotation marks. It seems I should be able to 
open it, but I am running out of ideas.
Any  perspective?
Who wrote this program so I might ask them directly?


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