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PDF Password Remover Command Line

For privacy or safety reasons, many PDF files are protected by passwords. A PDF with a user password is not proper for publishing online or sharing. So you might want to remove the user password of the PDF. PDF Password Remover Command Line is a useful tool for removing PDF user password without opening the PDF with any third party PDF application.

PDF Password Remover Command Line is cross-platform and it has three versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. What is more, the functions and usages of each version program are similar to other two versions. You will know how to use the other two after you have learnt one of the three.

This article will present the usage of the Windows version. If you want to use the Mac OS version or Linux version, you can also learn the usage in this article.

The entire three PDF Password Remover Command Line programs of the three versions are free to try. You can download the package of Windows version and try it for 100 times free. After unzipping the package, you will see the executable file in sub directory bin. Open a Windows command prompt window and you can call the program within MS-DOS mode.

The method to remove the user password of a PDF is described in the following example.

pdftoolbox secured.pdf -inputpassword USERPWD -outfile nopwd.pdf

This command line uses the given user password USERPWD following option -inputpassword to open the input PDF secured.pdf, and then save the PDF as nopwd.pdf specified by option -outfile without user password. This command line is simple for removing known user password of a PDF. It does not require opening the PDF file, and is easy for batch process in a script.

If you just input the command pdftoolbox without any options and arguments, a short manual will be printed in your command prompt window. You will find more options and functions of PDF Password Remover Command Line. In the sub directory, test, there are plenty of examples for those options, you can learn the usages from them.

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