pdfgrep windows version

Pdfgrep windows version is compiled with the help of MXE, based on the last version Pdfgrep source code and poppler.



Pdfgrep is a tool to search text in PDF files. It works similar to grep.


  • search for regular expressions.
  • optional case insensitivity.
  • Print the file name for each match
  • Suppress the prefixing of file name on output
  • Print page number with output lines
  • Print only a count of matches per file
  • Print at most NUM chars of context
  • Use colors for highlighting(does not works on windows)
  • Print only a count of matches per page
  • Stop reading after NUM matching lines (per file)
  • Suppress normal output
  • Search directories recursively
  • Likewise, but follow all symlinks(does not works on windows)
  • Print this help
  • include matching files when recursing
  • exclude matching files when recursing
  • Remove accents and ligatures from both the search pattern and the PDF documents

For a complete documentation, please consult the manpage



Download compiled windows version pdfgrep-v1.3.0-win32(here)
(based on git,1.5M, compressed with UPX 3.91).

Source Code:

The latest version is 1.3.0. You can download it here.

The development happens on gitorious. You can get the git version there.


Known Issues

for some PDF documents, will get following error, it is a bug of poppler

poppler/error (482): Missing ‘endstream’ or incorrect stream length
poppler/error: Couldn’t find trailer dictionarypoppler/error: Couldn’t read xref table
pdfgrep: Could not open xxx.pdf


MXE(M cross environment) is a Makefile that compiles a cross compiler and cross compiles many free libraries such as SDL and Qt. Thus, it provides a nice cross compiling environment for various target platforms

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