Join PDF files in linux20 October 2009 at 1:00 PM | Posted in GNU/Linux cli | Leave a comment
Hello linux users: in this post i will show how to join two or more PDF files into one. You have to install the Ghostscript driver to do that, typing in a terminal(is for Debian and Ubuntu):
apt-get install gs
apt-get install pdftk
Now we join the PDFs with this command:
gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=unidos.pdf file1.pdf file2.pdf
Here is the explanation of command:
gs: Call to the Ghostscript program.
-dBATCH: Close the Ghostscript when terminate the process.
-dNOPAUSE: Dont pause the program to aks for user interaction.
-q: Dont show messages during the process.
-sDEVICE=pdfwrite: Use Ghostscript PDF generator to do the process.
-sOutputFile=unidos.pdf: The name of the result file.
You can also join all PDF files in a directory typing *.pdf.