Removes password-protection from a PDF-document permanently.
On Arch Linux simply do:
cd $(mktemp -d) wget https://github.com/zvynar/pdf-decrypt/raw/master/PKGBUILD makepkg sudo pacman -U *.pkg.tar.xz
yaourt -S pdf-decrypt
- qpdf, a PDF-transformation-program (pdf-decrypt is actually just a small wrapper of it).
- bash (what means: I use bash-features like extended
The bash-file works out of the box, no installation needed. If you want to have it integrated in your desktop-environment, you can use the desktop-file and icons. Remember to change the path in the .desktop-file if you do not copy the files as follows:
The program will ask for a password and replace the encrypted PDF-file with an unencrypted version preserving the content (including notes and comments inside the encrypted version).