no search results for match on "start of line", "word boundary"
I have a scientific paper whose content
pdftotext shows as
USING CRYSTAL BALL AND MINITAB TOGETHER IN SIX SIGMA PROJECTS Andy Sleeper Successful Statistics LLC Fort Collins, Colorado, USA E-mail: (redacted) Telephone: (redacted) ABSTRACT Crystal Ball® and MINITAB® are complementary tools for statistical automation. Using both applications together can efficiently solve many complex problems. This paper...
When searching this with
pdfgrep ABSTRACT file.pdf
ABSTRACT, as expected.
But when searching for the pattern at the beginning of the line (as it is) with
pdfgrep "^ABSTRACT" file.pdf, nothing is returned.
Also, searching for the term on a word boundary (which it also is) with
pdfgrep "\bABSTRACT" file.pdf, also nothing is returned.
Is this a bug or am I just misunderstanding something?