very unusal pdf problem?

Henry Yen blinux-mail at
Mon May 14 22:03:07 UTC 2007

Looks exactly right.  Would you be able to post the total output of
your command?  If the error messages can be looked at in the
source code, perhaps we can get a hint.  Also, the output redirection
implies that you're using a different version than what I'm looking
at, so also post the output of: pdftotext -v

Also, also, immediately after the failing command, post the return
code: echo $?

Also, also, also, maybe you've got a strange config file that's being
read; try forcing a null config file, e.g.:
   pdftotext -cfg /dev/null -opw 'nature*fox' from_idea_to_air.pdf

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 17:51:30PM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi there,
> here is exactly hat I am typing.
> pdftotext -opw 'nature*fox' from_idea_to_air.pdf > idea2.txt
> I get a number of errors, including that the name token is too long, that 
> the dictionary must be a known object,
>   and some repeats of the above.
> Thanks for your hints on this.  See anything wrong with how I am entering 
> the command?

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list