How can I extract some pattern contained in PDF file to text file using shell?
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PDF is a formatted data and you couldn't access its content in shell but
if you install
poppler-utils ,then you could
convert it to text and search for your pattern with
pdftotext my.pdf - | grep 'your_pattern' > example.txt
so you have your pattern in
example.txt file .