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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The pages that I would like to remove are cover pages that were scanned with each article, one in the front and one at the end. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Do the manipulations asked for on the commandline to the page contents in the internal format. This is the best answer.

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As you can see you would still have to manually provide the page range for each document. If you absolutely want ls -vyou can at least lose the pipe to trwhich accomplishes nothing here. The large table concatenwte middle of this section gives an overview. It allows for merging of PDFs as well as rearranging and deleting pages.

But if this doesn’t work, it will be a bug. Working pretty fine on Ghostscript is a package available by default in Ubuntu that enables you to view or print PostScript and PDF files concatenafe other formats, or to convert those files to other formats.


Merging multiple PDFs into a single PDF with ghostscript

Otherwise I don’t care too much, the pdfs are mostly scanned scientific articles and book chapters. To use Ghostscript to combine PDF files, type something like the following: AntoniosHadjigeorgalis Just for reference and good understanding: That is strange behavior.

Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. I can also confirm pdfshuffler works fine on I’ve posted a feature request github.

To merge, I use the command from this excellent answer. You can also use jPDFTweakpdfsam or pdfjam. Post as a guest Name.

An obvious and trivial fix is to name your files so that they naturally sort in the order you want to include them. Finallyas Chris Haas already hinted at: Create a file called output. There is a lot you can do with Ghostscript. True, but it’s incredibly slow. Does the job well. Files will be merged in alphabetical order. 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?!?

If you want a tool with a simple GUI, try pdfshuffler.

I copy the tex code below to merge file1. By default Ghostscript also will compress any object streams that have been uncompressed in the original file but this is a lossless compression. You can read its documentation for more details. This command should do the trick: Running the command with a single file as input still results to a smaller size output file. That said, I use pdftk. Dan Glad to hear that! The link to the documentation given is for current HEAD of the development code and your actually used version may be different of course.


No, I don’t think there’s a setting for that.

SebMa 2 How to merge several PDF files? I think this would be a great feature, though.

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It takes about 20 min, and the output file is MB large. If you create a feature request please do post it here.

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I’d be happy to voice some support on the bug tracker. I found this neat command to merge multiple PDF into one, concaenate Ghostscript: If you want to automate this you could write a bash script or something similar to first calculate the PDF page count e.

Ghostscript − Concatenate pages with different orientations

Is there an option on Ghostscript to just copy the pages as they appear on merging without doing any compression? Post Your Answer Discard 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 concatenat to these policies.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I tried the command above without removing pages on some real life files, and it is running very slowly. Installs and works like a charm on Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for.