Duplex PDF from a simplex scanner

input=a.pdf ; pages=`pdftk $input dump_data | grep -i numberofpages | cut -d" " -f 2`; pdftk A=$input shuffle A1-$[$pages/2] A$pages-$[$pages/2+1] output "${input%.*}.rearranged.${input##*.}"
Rearrange pdf document coming from a simplex document feed scanner, feeded first with odd pages, then with even pages from the end. Needs pdftk >1.44 w/ shuffle. Similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/7965/pdf-simplex-to-duplex-merge where there are 2 separate documents, odd and even

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