[poppler] Making the poppler utils operate over stdin/stdout

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu Aug 3 03:51:24 PDT 2006

A Divendres 30 Juny 2006 22:02, Dominic Lachowicz va escriure:
> Hi,
> It would be useful if poppler's utilities could read PDFs from stdin
> in addition to a named file. Some of the utilities already support
> writing to stdout in addition to named files, so this proposal would
> make those utilities symmetrical.
> To this end, I've filed some bugs with patches, and would appreciate
> if someone could review them before they start collecting dust in
> bugzilla. I'll start working on the remaining utilities (pdftohtml
> comes to mind) after getting feedback on this first batch.
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7334
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7335
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7336
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7337

Sorry for the late reply, if i understand correctly these patches make it 
impossible to work on a file called "-", right?

Wouldn't it be better to add a -stdin switch or something similar?

What do other think?


> Thanks!
> Dom

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