[pdftex] Manual: \pdffiledump and \pdfmdfivesum

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Jul 10 23:54:11 CEST 2015

On 10/07/2015 21:50, Bruno Le Floch wrote:
> Hello,
> `\pdffiledump{foo.txt}` gives an empty result.  Using the keyword
> `length` is necessary, for instance `\pdffiledump length 10{foo.txt}`.
> I think it would be better if the pdfTeX manual (obtained by `texdoc
> pdftex` on a TeXLive installation) would explain that the length
> keyword is necessary.
> Also, `\pdfmdfivesum{...}` is not explained, only `\pdfmdfivesum
> file{...}`.  It would be good to state explicitly the difference, as
> it is quite easy to miss the need for the keyword `file`.

It's explained in two different places, which might be confusing: page
37 has the <balanced text> version, page 41 has the file version (I
missed the latter).
Joseph Wright

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