cpdf

CLI to manipulate existing PDF files in a variety of ways.

TLDR

Select pages 1, 2, 3 and 6 from a source document and write those to a destination document

$ cpdf [path/to/source_document.pdf] [1-3,6] -o [path/to/destination_document.pdf]
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Merge two documents into a new one

$ cpdf -merge [path/to/source_document_one.pdf] [path/to/source_document_two.pdf] -o [path/to/destination_document.pdf]
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Show the bookmarks of a document

$ cpdf -list-bookmarks [path/to/document.pdf]
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Split a document into ten-page chunks, writing them to chunk001.pdf, chunk002.pdf, etc

$ cpdf -split [path/to/document.pdf] -o [path/to/chunk%%%.pdf] -chunk [10]
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Encrypt a document using 128bit encryption, providing fred as owner password and joe as user password

$ cpdf -encrypt [128bit] [fred] [joe] [path/to/source_document.pdf] -o [path/to/encrypted_document.pdf]
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Decrypt a document using the owner password fred

$ cpdf -decrypt [path/to/encrypted_document.pdf] owner=[fred] -o [path/to/decrypted_document.pdf]
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Show the annotations of a document

$ cpdf -list-annotations [path/to/document.pdf]
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Create a new document from an existing one with additional metadata

$ cpdf -set-metadata [path/to/metadata.xml] [path/to/source_document.pdf] -o [path/to/destination_document.pdf]
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SYNOPSIS

cpdf <input> <input> ... [-o <output>] <other parameters>

DESCRIPTION

cpdf provides various tools for modifying PDF files. The full documentation is given in the PDF file /usr/share/doc/cpdf/cpdfmanual.pdf.

OPTIONS

-version

Print the cpdf version number.

-help, --help

Output a list of cpdf commands.

AUTHOR

John Whitington <john at coherentgraphics dot co dot uk>

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