Burst a Single PDF Document into Single Pages and Report its Data to doc_data.txt

pdftk mydoc.pdf burst
Require the pdftk package It ll split each page in your pdf file , into a new pdf file and report info on doc_data.txt
Sample Output
gnu@robby:~/garde$ ls

gnu@robby:~/garde$ pdftk page.de.garde.tp.constit.pdf burst
gnu@robby:~/garde$ ls
doc_data.txt                  pg_0003.pdf  pg_0007.pdf  pg_0011.pdf
page.de.garde.tp.constit.pdf  pg_0004.pdf  pg_0008.pdf  pg_0012.pdf
pg_0001.pdf                   pg_0005.pdf  pg_0009.pdf  pg_0013.pdf
pg_0002.pdf                   pg_0006.pdf  pg_0010.pdf

gnu@robby:~/garde$ cat doc_data.txt 
InfoKey: Creator
InfoValue: TeX
InfoKey: Producer
InfoValue: pdfTeX-1.40.3
InfoKey: PTEX.Fullbanner
InfoValue: This is pdfTeX using libpoppler, Version 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.6) kpathsea version 3.5.6
InfoKey: ModDate
InfoValue: D:20091110095403+01'00'
InfoKey: CreationDate
InfoValue: D:20091110095403+01'00'
PdfID0: f61291d4e7e7cac3cd595b6aed174d
PdfID1: f61291d4e7e7cac3cd595b6aed174d
NumberOfPages: 13

By: eastwind
2009-11-10 09:00:50

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