Hey folks! Is it possible to remove the password (knowing it) from a PDF from Scriptable/Shortcuts? There are bills which I receive monthly by email that I’d like to send to Evernote without its password, but in some automated way…
I do this from the command line, but it certainly can be scripted.
I use QPDF installed from Homebrew.
You can pass variables to the shell script:
$ qpdf --password='_your password_' --decrypt inputfile.pdf outputfile.pdf
Update: I do this on my mac…not sure how it could be done on iOS.
Thanks Isaac! I’ll give it a try!
Maybe it can also be done via Scriptable then?
You might be able to do something with Pythonista on iOS if you could get the right library in, but that’s a maybe.
In you position I’d probably be looking for some sort of web service I could upload the file to to have it remove the password.
If you happen to have an always on Mac, then a combination of your favourite iOS accessible cloud storage service, Hazel and QPDF could also save the day.
That’s what I do. Hazel and PDFTK (open source).