I installed pdfinfo with Homebrew Cask:

brew cask install pdfinfo

It's successfully installed. But it's not activated as a command in the shell:

> pdfinfo
-bash: pdfinfo: command not found

What I don't understand is that I did the exact same procedure with pdftotext (installed with Homebrew Cask), and it works fine:

> brew cask install pdftotext
> pdftotext
pdftotext version 3.03
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1 Answer 1


The pdfinfo command line tool is part of the xpdf package:

brew install xpdf

This package installs many things, including pdfinfo.

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