Merge PDF’s (with Ghostscript)Tag(s): Misc Prog HowTo To merge all the PDF’s in a directory, you need two BAT files: []. @echo off gswin Ghostscript gives you the power to combine files, convert files, and much more, all from the command line. It is easy to combine several input. However, with open source dinosaur ghostscript, it is possible to merge multiple PDF files into a single PDF file with a single command.

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Ghostscript is a package available by default in Ubuntu that enables you to view or print PostScript and PDF files to other formats, or to convert those files to other formats.

Most importantly, it preserves all quality settings and most of the file metadata. This worked perfectly for my need! A very nice solution is PDFChain. Adding the bookmarks with gs takes another minute and slims the file to 30 MB. To give you a complete list of parameters which would specifically tell Ghostscript to employ as much of a passthrough mode as it possibly can to the input PDF by adding these parameters: By default Ghostscript also will compress any object streams that have been uncompressed in the original file but this is a lossless compression.

I wanted it to be easily accessible so I created a right-click shortcut in Nautilus see https: By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


Before merging, I’d like to remove the first and last page of each document. Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.

Ghostscript to merge PDFs compresses the result – Stack Overflow

Finallyas Chris Haas already hinted at: This command should do the trick: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. If -s is not set default behaviour is to merge document completely optional –pdfVersion -v value: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

I get this error message: Sign up concatenafe Facebook. Glutanimate 2 I’ve posted a feature request github.

[gs-devel] Merge multiple PDFs to PostScript with GhostScript / C# – I got an answer

Thanks for recommending pdftk. This is useful in case you do not have the mentioned tools nor root privileges, but you do have pdflatex.

To use Ghostscript to combine PDF files, type something like the following:. An alternative approach is to use Latex as explained in this post without root access assuming that you have pdflatex installed: As you can see you would still have to manually provide the page range for each document.

The package seems to have been removed in I am not aware of a way around this. Does the job well. PushpakDagade ghostscript messes up with annotations, particularly comments that have been checked check box ticked with checkmarkwill no longer have this checkmark. Sathish Kumar 51 1 2. On the other hand, pdftk runs in 30s, and the output file is 40 MB. You can also use jPDFTweakpdfsam or pdfjam. If you’ve got the time, I’d suggest creating a feature request on sejda’s bug tracker.


Merging multiple PDFs into a single PDF with ghostscript

Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to concatenzte removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Post as a guest Name. Stack Overflow works best with Ghostscripf enabled. It is even faster than pdftk. Email Required, but never shown. An existing file out. Another alternative is pdftk:. Some of the size optimizations that you observed may come from Ghostscript’s cleaning up of unused objects, its recently acquired font optimization improvements do you use a very recent version of GS?!?

The process substitution is superfluous and potentially even harmful. Works great on Ubuntu You can read its documentation for more details. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

That said, I use pdftk.