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

NAME

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

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2011-2012 by Heiko Oberdiek.

This library is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself (Perl Artistic License/GNU General Public License, version 2).

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.

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