The LA-PDFText Command Line Application

Instructions for installing the LA-PDFText system.

  1. Installation Manual
  2. Running Commands
  3. Recommended Use of the System

1. Installation Manual

Note that this system is provided with no warranty or guarantee

LA-PDFText is abased on command-line tools to run text extraction commands from PDF files.


Installing and running the command line tools from prebuilt binaries.

This system is provided as a \*.tar.gz archive for Unix and Linux systems, a \*.dmg instalallable for Macs and an \*.exe installable for PCs.

Installing and running the command line tools from source

The command line tools are implemented within the library.

1. git clone
2. mvn -DskipTests clean package
3. cd lapdftext
3. mvn -DskipTests assembly:assembly 
    # This builds the assembled library from all dependencies,
    # but skips unit tests within the code that could take a lot of time to run 
4. Running commands using the jar file follows exactly the same logic as for prebuilt 
   installed tools but requires each command to be issued using java directly based on: 
   $ java -classpath target/lapdftext-1.7.4-SNAPSHOT-jar-with-dependencies.jar
     [] [command.options]