Joining and splitting PDFs2021-10-16 | aprates.dev
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If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. - man pages
Today I stumbled across a nice command-line utility available for Linux, Mac and Windows, namely PDF Tool Kit, packaged under codename
pdftkfor doing everyday things with PDF documents, two of which I experimented with: removing pages and merging files. Easy-peasy!
pdftkfrom your favorite package manager, or directly from one of the references noted bellow  , and let's get hands on by organizing those precious PDFs you have lying around :D
Removing Pages…by selecting the pages you want to keep!
- Keep only page 5:
pdftk original.pdf cat 5 output result.pdf
- Keep pages 6 3 4 in this exact order:
pdftk original.pdf cat 6 3 4 output result.pdf
- Keep first 5 pages:
pdftk original.pdf cat 1-5 output result.pdf
- Keep the pages to the
endexcluding the first:
pdftk original.pdf cat 2-end output result.pdf
evenpages 2, 4 and 6:
pdftk original.pdf cat 1-6 even output result.pdf
oddpages 1, 3 and 5:
pdftk original.pdf cat 1-6 odd output result.pdf
Merging Files…by labeling like A B C
pdftk A='file1.pdf' B='file2.pdf' C='file3.pdf' cat A B C output result.pdfYou get the idea!
Power HacksIt's a swiss army knife and can do a lot more, so maybe you want to check the
man pdftkto unveil it's full powers.
References Original pdftk under GPL
 Java port of pdftk under GPL
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