PDFCRACK(1)                                                        PDFCRACK(1)

       pdfcrack - PDF files password cracker

       pdfcrack -f filename [options]

       pdfcrack is a simple tool for recovering passwords from pdf-documents.
       It should be able to handle all pdfs that uses the standard security
       handler but the pdf-parsing routines are a bit of a quick hack so you
       might stumble across some pdfs where the parser needs to be fixed to

       -b, --bench
              Perform benchmark and exit.

       -c, --charset=STRING
              Use the characters in STRING as charset.

       -m, --maxpw=INTEGER
              Stop when reaching INTEGER as password length.

       -n, --minpw=INTEGER
              Skip trying passwords shorter than INTEGER.

       -l, --loadState=FILE
              Continue from the state saved in FILENAME.

       -o, --owner
              Work with the ownerpassword.

       -p, --password=STRING
              Uses STRING as 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).

       -u, --user
              Work with the userpassword (default).

       -v, --version
              Print version and exit.

       -w, --wordlist=FILE
              Use FILE as source of passwords to try.

       Written by Nacho Barrientos Arias <chipi@criptonita.com> for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

       Report bugs to Henning Noren <confusion42@users.sourceforge.net>.

       Copyright © 2006, Henning Noren <confusion42@users.sourceforge.net> -
       All Rights Reserved. This program is free software; you can
       redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, Inc.


pdfcrack 0.8                   october 26, 2006                    PDFCRACK(1)