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Re: doc-base is hugely unloved; bug mass-filing needed?

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 06:08:50PM +0000, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> PDFs have titles too, and they can't be snarfed in any way I know of.

pdftk will dump the info dictionary for PDFs, but if you want something
a little less heavyweight, try:

  lakeview ok % zgrep -a '^/Title' /usr/share/doc/texmf/latex-xcolor/xcolor.pdf.gz | sed -re 's,/Title *\(,,g; s/\)$//; s/\\\(/(/g; s/\\\)/)/g'
  xcolor v2.11 (2007/01/21)

Of course, this only works when the generating software sets the info
dictionary, and it doesn't work for XMP.  Still, it's better than

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