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PS2ASCII(1) Ghostscript Tools PS2ASCII(1)
ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII
ps2ascii [ input.ps [ output.txt ] ]
ps2ascii input.pdf [ output.txt ]
ps2ascii uses gs(1) to extract ASCII text from PostScript(tm) or Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF) files. If no files are specified on the
command line, gs reads from standard input; but PDF input must come
from an explicitly-named file, not standard input. If no output file
is specified, the ASCII text is written to standard output.
ps2ascii doesn't look at font encoding, and isn't very good at dealing
with kerning, so for PostScript (but not currently PDF), you might
consider pstotext (see below).
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
system, from which you can get more details.
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.56.1.
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
David M. Jones <email@example.com> made substantial
improvements to ps2ascii.
9.56.1 4 April 2022 PS2ASCII(1)