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Joins two pdf documents coming from a simplex document feed scanner. Needs pdftk >1.44 w/ shuffle.
If you skip this part:
you'll get a very lo-res image.
This is an example of the usage of pdfnup (you can find it in the 'pdfjam' package). With this command you can save ink/toner and paper (and thus trees!) when you print a pdf.
This tools are very configurable, and you can make also 2x2, 3x2, 2x3 layouts, and more (the limit is your fantasy and the resolution of the printer :-)
You must have installed pdfjam, pdflatex, and the LaTeX pdfpages package in your box.
Quick and dirty version. I made a version that checks if a manpage exists (but it's not a oneliner). You must have ps2pdf and of course Ghostscript installed in your box.
Enhancements appreciated :-)
Turns a PDF into HTML (without images) and prints it to the standard out which is picked up and interpreted by w3m.
Given some images (jpg or other supported formats) in input, you obtain a single PDF file with an image for every page.
The pdf is first converted to a bitmap, so change "-density" to match your printer resolution. Also be careful about the RAM required.
In this example rgb(0,0,0) is replaced by rgb(255,255,255), change to suit your needs.
This assumes there is only one result. Either tail your search for one result or add | head -n 1 before the closing bracket. You can also use locate instead of find, if you have locate installed and updated
You should install qpdf.
That way, you can have a copy without any password required.
PDF files are simultaneously wonderful and heinous. They are wonderful in being ubiquitous and mostly being cross platform. They are heinous in being very difficult to work with from the command line, search, grep, use only the text inside the PDF, or use outside of proprietary products.
xpdf is a wonderful set of PDF tools. It is on many linux distros and can be installed on OS X. While primarily an open PDF viewer for X, xpdf has the tool "pdftotext" that can extract formated or unformatted text from inside a PDF that has text. This text stream can then be further processed by grep or other tool. The '-' after the file name directs output to stdout rather than to a text file the same name as the PDF.
Make sure you use version 3.02 of pdftotext or later; earlier versions clipped lines.
The lines extracted from a PDF without the "-layout" option are very long. More paragraphs. Use just to test that a pattern exists in the file. With "-layout" the output resembles the lines, but it is not perfect.
xpdf is available open source at http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
Remove security from PDF document using this very simple command on Linux and OSX. You need ghostscript for this baby to work.
This is what I use to collect man pages before I print them out. There are other ones that have been submitted, so I just wanted to give out another. Requires cups-pdf to be installed.
Creates a PDF (over ps as intermediate format) out of any given manpage.
Other useful arguments for the -T switch are dvi, utf8 or latin1.
Uses htmldoc to perform the conversion
Xsane produces PDFs that are too large - particularly multipage PDFs. This command compresses them. If you do not use A4, remove the -sPAPERSIZE flag.