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Downloads of v 8.2.1:


Last Update:

18 Sep 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Jay Berkenbilt


qpdf pdf cli foss cross-platform


This is not the latest version of QPDF available.

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8.2.1 | Updated: 18 Sep 2018



Downloads of v 8.2.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Jay Berkenbilt

QPDF 8.2.1

This is not the latest version of QPDF available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install QPDF, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade QPDF, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall QPDF, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade qpdf -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'8.2.1'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade qpdf -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'8.2.1'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install qpdf
    name: qpdf
    version: '8.2.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'qpdf' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '8.2.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller qpdf
    Name     = "qpdf"
    Version  = "8.2.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'qpdf':
  ensure   => '8.2.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 24 Sep 2018.


QPDF is a command-line program that does structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF files. It could have been called something like pdf-to-pdf. It also provides many useful capabilities to developers of PDF-producing software or for people who just want to look at the innards of a PDF file to learn more about how they work.

QPDF is capable of creating linearized (also known as web-optimized) files and encrypted files. It is also capable of converting PDF files with object streams (also known as compressed objects) to files with no compressed objects or to generate object streams from files that don't have them (or even those that already do). QPDF also supports a special mode designed to allow you to edit the content of PDF files in a text editor. For more details, please see the documentation links below.

QPDF includes support for merging and splitting PDFs through the ability to copy objects from one PDF file into another and to manipulate the list of pages in a PDF file. The QPDF library also makes it possible for you to create PDF files from scratch. In this mode, you are responsible for supplying all the contents of the file, while the QPDF library takes care off all the syntactical representation of the objects, creation of cross references tables and, if you use them, object streams, encryption, linearization, and other syntactic details.

QPDF is not a PDF content creation library, a PDF viewer, or a program capable of converting PDF into other formats. In particular, QPDF knows nothing about the semantics of PDF content streams. If you are looking for something that can do that, you should look elsewhere. However, once you have a valid PDF file, QPDF can be used to transform that file in ways perhaps your original PDF creation can't handle. For example, programs generate simple PDF files but can't password-protect them, web-optimize them, or perform other transformations of that type.

QPDF releases are hosted at its SourceForge project page and also as github releases. The source code and issues are on github. On SourceForge, you can find downloads. To report bugs, open an issue on github.

$packageName = 'qpdf'
$url32      = ''
$url64      = ''
$checksum32 = 'e0383d84ca41028f441c793523109a394c8c45d9ebfe87836036f7e9fdfad39e'
$checksum64 = '75f35acdb36731886c33346468981796d8657849a8ae2e8b1016a1b46b13ea77'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url32" `
                             -Url64Bit "$url64" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum32" `
                             -ChecksumType "sha256" `
                             -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                             -ChecksumType64 "sha256" `

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
QPDF 11.1.1 17033 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Approved
QPDF 10.6.3 250400 Sunday, March 13, 2022 Approved
QPDF 10.6.2 30000 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Approved
QPDF 10.6.1 9218 Saturday, February 12, 2022 Approved
QPDF 10.5.0 89215 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.4.0 83064 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.3.2 370009 Sunday, May 9, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.3.1 122669 Saturday, March 13, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.3.0 15722 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.2.0 17275 Friday, February 26, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.1.0 95298 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Approved
QPDF 10.0.4 65239 Sunday, November 22, 2020 Approved
QPDF 10.0.3 28845 Sunday, November 1, 2020 Approved
QPDF 10.0.2 5974 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Approved
QPDF 10.0.1 233767 Friday, April 10, 2020 Approved
QPDF 10.0.0 579 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Approved
QPDF 9.1.1 463 Monday, January 27, 2020 Approved
QPDF 9.1.0 431 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
QPDF 9.0.2 292 Monday, October 14, 2019 Approved
QPDF 9.0.1 251 Saturday, September 21, 2019 Approved
QPDF 9.0.0 303 Sunday, September 1, 2019 Approved
QPDF 8.4.2 367 Saturday, May 18, 2019 Approved
QPDF 8.4.1 249 Sunday, April 28, 2019 Approved
QPDF 8.4.0 344 Sunday, February 3, 2019 Approved
QPDF 8.3.0 281 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Approved
QPDF 8.2.1 304 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Approved
QPDF 8.0.2 359 Saturday, March 24, 2018 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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