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dosepsbin -- Extract PS/WMF/TIFF sections from DOS EPS binary files

Version

2012-03-22 v1.2

Synopsis

The progam dosepsbin analyses an EPS file that is not a plain ASCII PostScript file but given as DOS EPS binary file.

dosepsbin [options] <input file>

First it analyzes the input file, validates its header and summarizes the available sections. Depending on the given options, the sections are then written to files.

Options:

--eps-file <file>      Write PS section to <file>.
--wmf-file <file>      Write WMF section to <file>.
--tiff-file <file>      Write TIFF section to <file>.
--inputfile <file>     The name of the input file.
--verbose              Verbose output.
--quiet                Only errors and warnings are printed.
--help                 Brief help message.
--man                  Full documentation.
--version              Print version identification.

The files for output must be different from the input file.

Description

DOS EPS Binary File Format

A Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file can also given in a special binary format to support the inclusion of a thumbnail. The file format starts with a binary header that contains the positions of the possible sections:

* Postscript (PS)

* Windows Metafile Format (WMF)

* Tag Image File Format (TIFF)

The PS section must be present and either the WMF file or the TIFF file should be given.

Options

--eps-file=<file>
The PS section is written to <file>. The output file must be different from the input file.
--wmf-file=<file>
The WMF section is written to <file> if present. The output file must be different from the input file.
--tiff-file=<file>
The TIFF section is written to <file> if present. The output file must be different from the input file.
--inputfile=<file>
The input file can also be given directly on the command line. If the file does not exist, then the file with extension `.eps' is tried.
--verbose
Verbose messages.
--quiet
No messages are printed except for errors and warnings.
--help
Display help screen.
--man
Prints manual page.
--version
Print version identification and exit.

Examples

The following command extracts the PS section from file test.eps and stores the result in file test-ps.eps:

dosepsbin --eps-file test-ps.eps test.eps

Author

Heiko Oberdiek, email: heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com

See Also

The DOS EPS binary file format is described in section "5.2 Windows Metafile or TIFF":

Adobe Developer Support,
Encapsulated PostScript File Format Specification,
Version 3.0,
1992-05-01,
http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/ps/5002.EPSF_Spec.pdf

History

2011/11/10 v1.0

* First version.

2011/12/05 v1.1

* Typo fixed in help text (thanks Peter Breitenlohner).

2012/03/22 v1.2

* Fix in validation test for offset of PS section.

Info

2012-03-22 v1.2 perl v5.8.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation