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Add page numbers to a PDF

Terminal - Add page numbers to a PDF
enscript -L1 -b'||Page $% of $=' -o- < <(for i in $(seq "$(pdftk "$1" dump_data | grep "Num" | cut -d":" -f2)"); do echo; done) | ps2pdf - | pdftk "$1" multistamp - output "${1%.pdf}-header.pdf"
2012-01-27 12:26:33
User: captaincomic
Functions: seq
0
Add page numbers to a PDF

Put this code in a bash script. The script expects the PDF file as its only parameter.

It will add a header to the PDF containing the page numbers and output it to a file with the suffix "-header.pdf"

Requires enscript, ps2pdf and pdftk.

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

enscript -L1 -b'||Page $% of $=' -o- <

OR

enscript -L1 -b'||Page $% of $=' -o- <

Very nice! But:

You need to only read the first line of the dump_data output of pdftk; hence the need for "| head -1 ". Otherwise grep for NumberOfPages instead.

Thanks

Comment by moiefu 110 weeks and 6 days ago

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