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
doesnt require knowing the password to pdf
Sample Output
for z in */*.pdf; subdirectories
for z in *.pdf;  current directory.. etc

By: splaer
2010-10-21 16:41:37
gs mv

What Others Think

make sure all originals are backed up of course...
splaer · 518 weeks and 6 days ago
Hello, your tips dont function.
specialfox · 517 weeks and 2 days ago
Do you have gs installed? And you may need to change */*.pdf to *pdf depending on your directory layout
splaer · 517 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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