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Remove password from any pdf in current or sub directories

Terminal - Remove password from any pdf in current or sub directories
for z in */*.pdf; do gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="$z new" -c .setpdfwrite -f "$z" mv "$z new" "$z"; done
2010-10-21 16:41:37
User: splaer
Functions: gs mv
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Remove password from any pdf in current or sub directories

doesnt require knowing the password to pdf

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make sure all originals are backed up of course...

Comment by splaer 245 weeks ago

Hello,

your tips dont function.

Comment by specialfox 243 weeks and 4 days ago

Do you have gs installed? And you may need to change */*.pdf to *pdf depending on your directory layout

Comment by splaer 243 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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