pdfcat is a Unix/ Windows/ Mac commmand-line utility that concatenates selected pages from PDF files into a new PDF file. It's based on the PyPDF2 library and lives in the Sample_Code directory there. (zip download link). I use it to clean up the results of scanning my old notebooks. Here's the help screen to give you an idea of what it's like to use:
usage: pdfcat [-h] [-o output_file] [-v] filename [page range...] ... Concatenate pages from pdf files into a single pdf file. Page ranges refer to the previously-named file. A file not followed by a page range means all the pages of the file. PAGE RANGES are like Python slices. Remember, page indices start with zero. Page range expression examples: : all pages. -1 last page. 22 just the 23rd page. :-1 all but the last page. 0:3 the first three pages. -2 second-to-last page. :3 the first three pages. -2: last two pages. 5: from the sixth page onward. -3:-1 third & second to last. The third, "stride" or "step" number is also recognized. ::2 0 2 4 ... to the end. 3:0:-1 3 2 1 but not 0. 1:10:2 1 3 5 7 9 2::-1 2 1 0. ::-1 all pages in reverse order. EXAMPLES pdfcat -o output.pdf head.pdf content.pdf :6 7: tail.pdf -1 Concatenate all of head.pdf, all but page seven of content.pdf, and the last page of tail.pdf, producing output.pdf. pdfcat chapter*.pdf >book.pdf You can specify the output file by redirection. pdfcat chapter?.pdf chapter10.pdf >book.pdf In case you don't want chapter 10 before chapter 2. positional arguments: filename [page range...] filenames and/or page ranges optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -o output_file, --output output_file -v, --verbose show page ranges as they are being read
--Steve Witham Up to my home page.