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I have a bunch of technical books, and I have been using pdfgrep for a while, but it takes substantial amount of time for searching all.

can somebody recommend me of a cli tool for searching in pdf files super fast?

it should have an underline database for caching purposes - similar to locate command but just for pdf's keywords.

Thank you all! :)

  • How do you ordinarily use pdfgrep? Do you use the --cache or --page-range options, for example? Or do you often want to find the first match? – Kusalananda Aug 15 '18 at 11:29
  • Ohh ! According to my pdfgrep's manual on my system (pdfgrep version 1.4.1), there is no cache option. from which version the cache feature was inserted? – JammingThebBits Aug 15 '18 at 11:42
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    I was reading the latest manual at pdfgrep.org/doc.html The option seems to have been added in release 2.0 – Kusalananda Aug 15 '18 at 14:02

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