Merge PDF’s (with Ghostscript)Tag(s): Misc Prog HowTo. gswin32 -dNOPAUSE – sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE= -dBATCH 17 Jul 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. 30 Jun 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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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Running the command with a single file as input still results to a smaller size output file.

Sign up using Email and Password. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. I saw in another comment that you’re working on a solution. If you’ve got the time, I’d suggest creating a feature request on sejda’s bug tracker.

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I get this error message: Most importantly, it preserves all quality settings and most of the file metadata. Finallyas Chris Haas already hinted at: I have checked the manual pages for gs but there is no information for null-terminated arguments, so I am not sure how to pass the arguments merfe find to gs.


This command should do the trick:. In regards to your update: Files will be merged in alphabetical order.

Merging multiple PDFs into a single PDF with ghostscript

Post ghostscrpt a guest Name. Write out a completely new PDF. 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 ghostscipt PDF by adding these parameters:. 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: The only point that stands out from these: On the other hand, pdftk runs in 30s, and the output file is 40 MB.

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Expect mixed results from this. You can set a subset of pages to merge as ghostdcript colon separated list of page selections. Is there by chance a way to inject bookmarks for each file and move existing bookmarks one level down?

I am not sure if this is necessary or a good idea. Imagemagick’s convert claims to do this. Thanks for recommending pdftk. It takes about 20 min, and the output file is MB large.


Please feel free to post it as a new answer and welcome to the site! 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 subject to these policies. You might have to replace sejda-console with sejda-console. I’ve posted a feature request github. I want merge several pdf files into a single one.

Default is ‘retain’ optional [–compressed]: Otherwise I don’t care too much, the pdfs are mostly scanned scientific articles and book chapters. Read in the input file s with all its objects and convert them into its internal format for graphical page representations. Post as a guest Name. Do the manipulations asked for on the commandline to the page contents in the internal format.

I haven’t tested it, though. If -s is not set default behaviour is to merge document completely optional –pdfVersion -v value: Order of the pages is relevant.