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pdfseparate — Portable Document Format (PDF) page extractor


pdfseparate [options] PDF-file PDF-page-pattern


pdfseparate extract single pages from a Portable Document Format (PDF).

pdfseparate reads the PDF file PDF-file, extracts one or more pages, and writes one PDF file for each page to PDF-page-pattern, PDF-page-pattern should contain %d. %d is replaced by the page number.

The PDF-file should not be encrypted.


-f number

Specifies the first page to extract. If -f is omitted, extraction starts with page 1.

-l number

Specifies the last page to extract. If -l is omitted, extraction ends with the last page.


Print copyright and version information.


Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)


pdfseparate sample.pdf sample-%d.pdf

extracts all pages from sample.pdf, if i.e. sample.pdf has 3 pages, it produces

sample-1.pdf, sample-2.pdf, sample-3.pdf


The pdfseparate software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph & Cog, LLC and copyright 2005-2011 The Poppler Developers - http://poppler.freedesktop.org

See Also

pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1) pdfsig(1), pdfunite(1)

Referenced By

pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdfsig(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftohtml(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdfunite(1).

15 September 2011