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QPDF is a command-line program that does structural, content-preserving transformations on PDF...

Social recommendations and mentions

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  • Is ExifCleaner still okay to use? No updates in over a year.
    Exiftool edits to PDFs are reversible. The file needs to be re-linearized by a utility such as qpdf. See the exiftool PDF tags page and exifcleaner issue #111. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Is there any Adobe Acrobat DC/Pro-like PDF reader application in Linux?
    Page organization => If you want a gui, you could use pdfshuffler or pdfsam, though I usually use command like tools like qpdf (or pdftk, stapler, pdfjam, or even ghostscript). - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • How do I manually remove auto-calculation from specific fields in a PDF?
    If you're okay working on the command line, there is a nice utility called QPDF that you can download here: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Free / low cost software to remove a page from PDF on Windows 10?
    There are a variety of command line tools like HexaPDF and qpdf that can do this; however, they need to be used on the command line. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Are there any Linux software for splitting or merging pdfs?
    QPDF worked pretty well for me in the past. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • There’s a special place in hell for people that create an Admin guide in .pdf format full of long commands and strings, the restrict copying. Looking at you, Vertiv.
    Qpdf's --decrypt option will do the trick. Edge's PDF reader doesn't seem to restrict copying either. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What is the best way to merge specific pages of two pdfs?
    Qpdf is another option. I haven't had the occasion to use it myself, but pdftk, qpdf and some other PDF tools are covered in the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux course on EdX. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • PostScript Language Reference [pdf]
    I think you're describing stream compression, which appears to be utterly ubiquitous to the point that the knobs to turn it off have either technically bitrotted or faded well below our collective awareness threshold. After poking around a bit I noticed ps2pdf supports a "CompressPages" option (, which might be what you're looking for. Alternatively you might use... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

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