Remove security limitations from PDF documents using ghostscript

gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=OUTPUT.pdf -c .setpdfwrite -f INPUT.pdf
Remove security from PDF document using this very simple command on Linux and OSX. You need ghostscript for this baby to work.

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2009-12-14 21:30:22

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This is just great, so I can finally remove wine and GetPDF Encryptor/Decryptor :-)
nickwe · 654 weeks ago
Any encrypted PDF's around to test with?
pykler · 652 weeks and 6 days ago
Can this metod crack PDF Example - Password protection in http://www.novapdf.com/kb/pdf-example-files-created-with-with-novapdf-138.html ? (128-bit key length encryption and requires a password to open it (you can open it using the password test))
adrruiz · 579 weeks ago
The script for Windows works like a charm. It deserves high votes. To make it easy to use, add the path to gswin32c in your autoexec.bat file. Include the path to the input and output files in the command string (easiest to put them in the root directory of one of your drives).
tongass · 523 weeks ago
Hi, thanks for this great script! It is so convenient to put this to batch that goes through multiple subfolder. But now I have a question. I have a huge number of files where not all of them are password protected. Converting them with this script will increase the file size and is not recommended. How can I make a script that first checks the PDF for security and if needed then applies GS?
proguru · 460 weeks and 4 days ago
Thank you so much for this fantastic script! It's quite easy to run this as a batch process that passes through numerous subfolders. But now I'd want to ask you another question. I have a lot of documents that I'd want to convert into my native tongue. Can someone recommend a good-quality translator for me? https://bizop.org/
MarleneRRogers · 27 weeks and 3 days ago
Thank you so much for this fantastic script! It's quite easy to run this as a batch process that passes through numerous subfolders. But now I'd want to ask you other question. I have a lot of documents that I'd want to convert into my native tongue. Can someone recommend a good-quality translator for me?
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steelfiber · 17 weeks and 3 days ago

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