If you have a PDF document (or even a bunch of PDF documents) that are password protected, there’s a simple way to remove the password from the file in Linux. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the qpdf tool on any Linux distro, which is a handy command line utility that can do a bunch of things to PDF documents.
The feature we’ll be covering is password removal. Keep reading to see how to remove a password from one or more PDF documents with a short and easy command.
This article isn’t about hacking PDF documents. We are assuming you already know the password to a PDF document and simply wish to remove it. You can always add a new password to the document with the same tool. We’ll show you how.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install qpdf on major Linux distros
- How to remove encryption from a PDF document with qpdf
- How to password protect a PDF document