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Re: Decoding pdf-files with xpfd

From: David L Norris <dave(at)>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 18:44:39 GMT
On Mon, 2001-12-03 at 12:31, Bill Moseley wrote:
> At 07:32 AM 12/03/01 -0800, Bertus Douma wrote:
> >Checking dir "c:/phpdev/www/zoektest"...
> >  Copy_of_test2.doc (7575 words)
> >  ctest.doc (3137 words)
> >  no_02_2001.pdf (879 words)
> >  no_09_2000.pdf'gzip' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> >operable program or batch file.
> >Error (95912): Couldn't execute 'gzip -d -q \s1fc..Z'
> That's not swish.  Look at xpdf as I think it can use gzip, but I know
> nothing about it.

PDF files are commonly compressed using "compress" format.  xPDF uses
gzip to decompress them.  How it finds gzip, I'm not sure.  It might
strictly look at the PATH.

Also, make sure you're using xPDF from here:

You can get a native Win32 gzip from here:

I'd suggest making a common directory containing all of these
executables and placing it in the PATH environment variable in the
system control panel.  Maybe something like c:/phpdev/bin or whatever.

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Received on Mon Dec 3 18:45:10 2001