pdfcrack man page

pdfcrack — Password recovery tool for PDF-files


pdfcrack [ -f ] FILE [OPTION]...


PDFCrack is a tool for recovering passwords and content from PDF-files.

If aborted with Ctrl-C or by receiving a SIGINT signal, pdfcrack will automatically save current position. The position will be saved in a file called savedstate.sav in current working directory.

Mandatory arguments for long options are mandatory for short options too.


-b, --bench
perform benchmark and exit
-c, --charset=STRING
Use the characters in STRING as charset
-w, --wordlist=FILE
Use FILE as source of passwords to try
-n, --minpw=INTEGER
Skip trying passwords shorter than INTEGER
-m, --maxpw=INTEGER
Stop when reaching this INTEGER passwordlength
-l, --loadstate=FILE
Continue from the state saved in FILE
-o, --owner
Work with the ownerpassword
-u, --user
Work with the userpassword (default)
-p, --password=STRING
Give userpassword to speed up breaking ownerpassword (implies -o)
-q, --quiet
Run quietly
-s, --permutate
Try permutating the passwords (currently only supports switching first character to uppercase)
-v, --version
Print version and exit

Reporting Bugs

Via e-mail to Henning Noren <confusion42@users.sourceforge.net> or report on project page at http://pdfcrack.sourceforge.net/


Henning Noren


February 2009