pstotext - PostScript to text converter

Distribution: Fedora 25
Repository: CERT Forensics Tools x86_64
Package name: pstotext
Package version: 1.9
Package release: 2.1.fc25
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 76.68 KB
Download size: 35.81 KB
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This utility reads in postscript files and outputs an ASCII rendering. While the rendering is not always accurate, it is often sufficient.



  • pstotext = 1.9-2.1.fc25
  • pstotext(x86-64) = 1.9-2.1.fc25


    Install Howto

    1. Download cert-forensics-tools-release-25 rpm:
    2. Install cert-forensics-tools-release-25 rpm:
      # rpm -Uvh cert-forensics-tools-release*rpm
    3. Install pstotext rpm package:
      # dnf --enablerepo=forensics install pstotext


    • /usr/bin/pstotext
    • /usr/share/doc/pstotext/pstotext.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pstotext.1.gz


    2016-12-01 - PLD Team <> All persons listed below can be reached at <cvs_login> Revision 1.9 Revision 1.9 2005/08/04 13:38:37 adamg - fixed remote execution of arbitrary code vulnerability (Secunia Advisory SA16183) - unbroke %changelog - release 2 Revision 1.8 2005/08/02 18:43:45 djurban - update pstotext to ghostgum's (libgs API author) version: * Changelog since 1.8g Version 1.9 is a modification of 1.8h to recognise excessive space in "ashow" as being a word separator, as found output from groff 1.08. Also fixed widthshow, awidthshow and added xshow, yshow and xyshow. Uses ANSI prototypes. These are now required, not optional. Fixes a number of compiler warnings. Note that neither of the original authors still work at DEC/Compaq/HP. 2004-01-09 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. Version 1.8h is a modification of the original 1.8 to allow operation with Aladdin Ghostscript 6.0, to add -output to Windows and OS/2 executables, and to insert line breaks and form feeds is pstotext output. Modifications made 2000-07-15 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. main.c changed to use mkstemp not tempnam for Unix, 2000-06-02 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd. Revision 1.7 2005/07/31 16:17:31 glen - todo security Revision 1.6 2004/04/10 23:10:21 qboosh - updated URLs, replaced "302 Found" html file by proper sources Revision 1.5 2004/04/10 23:01:04 qboosh - cosmetics, release 2 for Ac Revision 1.4 2003/05/28 13:01:25 malekith - massive attack: source-md5 Revision 1.3 2003/05/25 06:25:54 misi3k - massive attack s/ Revision 1.2 2002/11/29 22:46:07 ankry - massive attack: new %doc Revision 1.1 2002/03/06 00:08:27 qboosh - new: spec based on old RH-contrib package, but uptated to 1.8g (unfortunately, there is no version information in Source URL)