âPdftotextâ is a shell program for converting PDF (Portable Document Format / Adobe Acrobat) documents into plain text. It is Open Source Software written by Glyph & Cog, LLC; this implies I only compiled it and built this installer package, but I'm not the author of this software.
This installer will install nothing but a âpdftotextâ binary and its manpage, compiled from the unmodified sources. Originally, âpdftotextâ is part of the âXpdfâ software, which is a viewer for PDF documents. As I only needed the converter and not the viewer itself, this package does not contain anything except âpdftotextâ. (Besides the fact that a full âXpdfâ installation requires the X window system.)