[erlang-questions] Looking for Erlang code that handles PDF file attachments

bengt <>
Thu Feb 2 08:10:32 CET 2017


Greetings,

I forgot to thank Joe for this very helpful code/document. I apologise.

The main benefit is that it explains how the PDF magic works, but I would like to ask if it is allowed to copy some of the code?
Keeping the original
%% Module:  pdf.erl
%% Author:  Joe Armstrong ()
%% Date:    2001-12-14
%% Purpose: Manipulate PDF files
%%          Pack and unpack files into PDF files
of course.


bengt

> On 26 Jan 2017, at 12:43, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> 
> I did exactly this a while back.
> 
> The enclosed PDF has an erlang program packed inside it.
> The erlang program can be used to pack and unpack things inside PDF.
> 
> PDF is after all, just a container format (like a zip file)
> 
> Hint take a look at the end of erlpdf.pdf in a text editor.
> 
> Actually since I always want to read the documentation first - I thought the
> code should be *inside* the documentation and NOT the other way around.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> /Joe
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:06 PM, bengt <> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> 
>> I would like to attach files (or some sort of binary content, anyway) to PDF
>> files, without destroying the PDF'ness of the file. I would also like to be
>> able to read the created PDF file and be able to tell what is the attachment
>> (and what is the original content). I have found Itext (Java, see
>> http://itextpdf.com/). It seems to be able to do that and everything else
>> too, but is there any other alternative? Preferably in Erlang.
>> 
>> 
>> bengt
>> 
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> <erlpdf.pdf>

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