Commit edce7885 authored by jvoisin's avatar jvoisin

Add a note in the readme about `-L` and pdf

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This is why you shouldn't rely on metadata's presence to decide if your file must
be cleaned or not.
# Notes about the lightweight mode
By default, mat2 might alter a bit the data of your files, in order to remove
as much metadata as possible. For example, texts in PDF might not be selectable anymore,
compressed images might get compressed again, …
Since some users might be willing to trade some metadata's presence in exchange
of the guarantee that mat2 won't modify the data of their files, there is the
`-L` flag that precisely does that.
# Related software
- The first iteration of [MAT](https://mat.boum.org)
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