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Useful things for editing pdfs from terminal

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Hreniuc Cristian-Alexandru

Merge multiple pdfs into one on linux:


Use poppler-utils or poppler package, which comes with multiple tools. The one we are going to use is pdfunite.


pdfunite 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf 4.pdf 5.pdf 6.pdf out.pdf

Note: Do not forget to add the last parameter which is the output file. If you don't give it, it will override the last input file that you give.

Using pdftk:

pdftk.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf 4.pdf 5.pdf 6.pdf  cat output out.pdf

Rotate 180:

pdftk pdf1.pdf cat 1-endsouth output rotated_pdf1.pdf

Source: here