From: Hongyi Zhao on 16 Feb 2010 22:37
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:27:48 -0800 (PST), Fred
>Note that just because the first line of a file begins with "%PDF-"
>it does not guarantee that the rest of the file is actually in PDF
>So the test can only determine that a file is either *not* PDF, or
>that the file is "might be PDF".
Not so, the pdfinfo will do some more checks besides that magic code.
See the following test:
$ echo %PDF- > 11
$ pdfinfo 11
Error: PDF version
-- xpdf supports versio
n 1.7 (continuing anyway)
Error: PDF file is damaged - attempting to reconstruct xref table...
Error: Couldn't find trailer dictionary
Error: Couldn't read xref table
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