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pdfcrack: Password recovery tool for PDF-files


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.


perform benchmark and exit

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

Work with the ownerpassword

Work with the userpassword (default)

Give userpassword to speed up breaking ownerpassword (implies -o)

Run quietly
-s, --permutate
Try permutating the passwords (currently only supports switching first character to uppercase)

Print version and exit


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


Henning Noren


Copyright © 2009 Henning Noren <confusion42 [at] users.sourceforge.net>
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.