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"
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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2012-01-27 12:26:33

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
moiefu · 222 weeks and 6 days ago
For me dump_data give a line for each page and seq gives an error. With an additional "tail -n1" it worked for me. enscript -L1 -b'||Seite $% von $=' -o- < <(for i in $(seq "$(pdftk "$1" dump_data | grep "Num" | cut -d":" -f2 | tail -n1)"); do echo; done) | ps2pdf - | pdftk "$1" multistamp - output "${1%.pdf}-header.pdf"
weidenrinde · 94 weeks and 6 days ago

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