[texhax] 365 KB .tex file makes 5.95GB .pdf

Dan Luecking dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 30 21:22:21 CET 2014

On Thu Oct 30 13:34:45 CET 2014, William Adams wrote:

>They're not, they're arbitrary .pdfs of ads --- I need to determine 
>the physical / print size and evaluate it.
>pdftex and xetex are the only tools which I've found for reliably 
>doing this in a reasonable fashion.

   pdfinfo -box file.pdf
do what you want? I guess I have no evidence of its reliability.

Pdfinfo is part of the wintools package in my TeXLive distribution,
so I assume it must be a standard tool for Unix-based OSs.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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