veraPDF CLI Getting Help

Once veraPDF has been installed you can get help on the full range of options by typing verapdf -h or verapdf --help at the Mac or Linux command line. This should be verapdf.bat -h or verapdf.bat --help on Windows (we won’t keep reminding you of the alternative Windows syntax). This should give the following output, or something very similar:

Usage: veraPDF [options] FILES
      -x, --extract
        Extracts and reports PDF features.
        Default: false
        Performs metadata fixes.
        Default: false
      -f, --flavour
        Chooses built-in Validation Profile flavour, e.g. '1b'. Alternatively, 
        supply '0' or no argument for automatic flavour detection based on a 
        file`s metadata.
        Default: 0
        Possible Values: [0, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2u, 3a, 3b, 3u, 4, ua1]
        Chooses output format.
        Default: mrr
        Possible Values: [xml, mrr, text]
      -h, --help
        Shows this message and exits.
      -l, --list
        Lists built-in Validation Profiles.
        Default: false
        Sets maximum amount of failed checks.
        Default: -1
        Sets maximum amount of failed checks displayed for each rule.
        Default: 100
        Select files without .pdf extension
        Default: false
      -o, --off
        Turns off PDF/A validation
        Default: false
        Select a policy schematron or XSL file.
        Sets file name prefix for any fixed files.
        Default: veraFixMd_
        The Number of processes which will be used.
        Default: 1
      -p, --profile
        Loads a Validation Profile from given path and exits if loading fails. 
        This overrides any choice or default implied by the -f / --flavour 
      -r, --recurse
        Recurses through directories. Only files with .pdf extensions are 
        Default: false
        Sets output directory for any fixed files.
        Default: <empty string>
      --success, --passed
        Logs successful validation checks.
        Default: false
      -v, --verbose
        Adds failed test information to text output.
        Default: false
        Displays veraPDF version information.
        Default: false