[CentOS] get pdftk into (or from) a repo

Sat May 20 18:54:59 UTC 2017
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 05/13/2017 02:38 PM, ken wrote:
> On 05/12/2017 03:39 AM, Philippe BOURDEU d'AGUERRE wrote:
>> Le 12/05/2017 à 02:46, ken a écrit :
>>> It's worth mentioning that this is a really nice utility for 
>>> manipulating PDFs, taking them apart, rearranging them, putting 
>>> pages together, and a whole lot more.  I've used it hundreds of 
>>> times. Probably anyone who has to work with PDFs would have need of it.
>> In Centos 7, poppler-utils RPM has pdfdetach and pdfunite utilities 
>> which allow to manipulate pages in a pdf. 
> That's great to know.  Linux should have multiple ways to do one and 
> the same thing.  In a free world we shouldn't be dependent on just one 
> solution.  Indeed, pdfedit is another app for manipulating PDFs.  
> Having skimmed through the docs on these and others mentioned in this 
> thread, none of them can, in addition, rotate selected pages (i.e., 
> turn them by 90, 180, or 270 degrees), plus select pages by the 
> keywords "odd" and "even".  The GIMP can be used to rotate PDFs, but 
> it's a PITA to do it there and it can't natively select and then so 
> manipulate multiple PDF pages programmatically.
> Rather than my repeated replying to this thread, docs on pdftk can be 
> found at https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/.
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For future reference, to ease the search for other here later, I finally 
found an RPM for PDFtk for RH/CentOS/ScientificLinux versions 7.x at 
https://www.linuxglobal.com/pdftk-works-on-centos-7/ which the kind 
folks at Linux Global put together and posted for the world.