#pdf #terminal #tools
A while ago, I needed a terminal solution to merge different PDF files into a single file.
You can use the tool
pdfunite from the poppler package to do this.
First, you need to install it. This depends a little on the platform you are using:
Install on mac
1$ brew install poppler
Install on Ubuntu Linux
1$ sudo apt install poppler-utils
After the install, you can inspect how it works by running it's help command:
1$ pdfunite -? 2pdfunite version 20.11.0 3Copyright 2005-2020 The Poppler Developers - http://poppler.freedesktop.org 4Copyright 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC 5Usage: pdfunite [options] <PDF-sourcefile-1>..<PDF-sourcefile-n> <PDF-destfile> 6 -v : print copyright and version info 7 -h : print usage information 8 -help : print usage information 9 --help : print usage information 10 -? : print usage information
So, we can easily combine PDF files now using:
1$ pdfunite pdf1.pdf pdf2.pdf combined_pdf.pdf
Thanks to StackOverflow for helping me finding this out :)
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