Ubuntu Linux : How to combine multiple PDF file

Here’s how to combine multiple PDF file on Ubuntu.

First install ghostscript and pdftk from Ubuntu repository :

apt-get install gs pdftk

Then, using ghostscript, combile all the pdf files you desired into one file, using this command

s -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=combined_file.pdf -dBATCH file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf

The command will produced the combined pdf output on “combine_file.pdf”

5 thoughts on “Ubuntu Linux : How to combine multiple PDF file

  1. Any gui for this? If I were to merge lets say 10 with different .pdf file names, have to type each one by one?

  2. i have no friggin idea why your code example is written the way it is, but here is how it should look as of today:
    pdftk file1.pdf file2.pdf cat output output.pdf

  3. it is not “s” but “gs” of couse, that you mean.


    gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=combined_file.pdf -dBATCH file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf

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