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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Is there any downside to using pdftk? I’ve posted a feature request github. For simple concatenation of PDF files it seems to be perfect.

Merging multiple PDFs into a single PDF with ghostscript

Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. 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: Another alternative is pdftk:.

Merrge pdf files using ghostscript: Sign up using Email and Password. If you’ve got the time, I’d suggest creating a feature request on sejda’s bug tracker.

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I assume if I skip the -print0 flag it will run the gs call after the first argument. On the other hand, pdftk runs in 30s, and the output file is 40 MB. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. For those like me who didn’t know what gs is, it’s a command that calls the GhostScript PostScript and PDF language interpreter and pre-viewer.


Sign up using Email and Password. Is there an option merg Ghostscript to just copy the pages as they appear on merging without doing any compression? Expect mixed results from this.

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Order of the pages is relevant. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policy ghoatscript, and our Terms of Service. I think this would be a great feature, though. I am not sure if this is necessary or a good idea.

Dan Glad to hear that! ImageMagick developers even warn against using it on vectorized images unless you don’t mind rasterization, of course.

Post as a guest Name. I haven’t tested it, though. Dimitris Baltas 1, 3 23 Here’s the documentation on merge actions: 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 can set a subset of pages to merge as a colon separated list of page selections. Finallyas Chris Haas already hinted at: How can I combine this with the merging process, so that I don’t need to run each file twice through gs?

By default Ghostscript also will compress any object streams that have been uncompressed in the original file but this is a lossless compression.

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Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. Found this great answer on SO, but there is a problem here. If not, is it possible that the Ghostscript compression is so good that it will result in absolutely no loss in quality?

If you want to automate this you could write a bash script mergs something similar to first calculate the PDF page count e. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.