Re: [htdig] xpdf and encryption

Subject: Re: [htdig] xpdf and encryption
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Dec 15 1999 - 14:04:34 PST

According to J. op den Brouw:
> using xpdf (pdfinfo actualy) with a pdf file I get:
> [msql@chaos xpdf]$ pdfinfo ~/Backup/320051.pdf
> Error: PDF file is encrypted and cannot be displayed
> Error: * Decryption support is currently not included in xpdf
> Error: * due to legal restrictions: the U.S.A. still has bogus
> Error: * export controls on cryptography software.
> Error: Couldn't read xref table
> [msql@chaos xpdf]$
> Is there a encryption patch somewhere?
> The PDF *is* legal; I can read it with Acroread.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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