I recently had to decrypt a bunch of PDF's. I knew the password, but didn't want to do them one at a time. Luckily, some quick scripting did the trick.
brew update && brew install qpdf
Fire up your favorite text editor (I named the file
#!/bin/bash DECRYPTED_FOLDER="decrypted" mkdir $DECRYPTED_FOLDER for f in *.pdf do qpdf --decrypt --password="$1" "$f" "$DECRYPTED_FOLDER/$f" done
Give it some power:
chmod +x decrypt.sh
Make sure the script is in the same directory as the PDF's you want to convert. It'll make a new directory called "decrypted" and dump the PDF's into it.