View a PDF from TCC

May 20, 2009
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Instead of opening Adobe Acrobat to view the content of a .PDF file, I use the following Alias;
Code:
alias pdf2txt=`tpipe /input=%1 /simple=76 | view`
While formatting from the PDF is lost, it still allows me to view the contents of the PDF from TCC.

Joe
This is very interesting.
Do You know if I can trust this method to see the content of a suspect .pdf file before opening it with Adobe?
We receive some strange .pdf files that then are good ones, so for example I am not allowed to send them to virustotal site.

Thank You very much and regards

Rodolfo Giovanninetti
 
Aug 23, 2010
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Do You know if I can trust this method to see the content of a suspect .pdf file before opening it with Adobe?
Of course not. Every PDF render could have bugs.
If you don't update your PDF viewer and just hope it would not break after some meddling with file contents, that's just silly.
Especially the "before opening" part.