Comments on: Lots of new libraries Extract tables from PDFs and scrape the web Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:12:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Francis Irving Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:04:19 +0000 There’s a small mention in this FAQ:

But no, it isn’t very clear! Will update the FAQ a bit to have a separate question saying you can spawn external commands with link to some examples.

Just to get a handle on your use case, are you calling PDF Miner from Ruby or PHP? Assuming Python people would call the API?

By: mazadillon Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:41:35 +0000 I don’t think it’s documented anywhere but I found that I could use which is part of PDF Miner by using the ‘bash trick’ someone discussed on the mailing list – basically running a local command in the sandbox.

Perhaps worth mentioning somewhere?