How to merge multiple PDF files to a PDF on Linux?

convert seems works not very well when merging PDFs. The quality is low. Any other better methods to merge multiple PDF files to a single PDF on Linux? ghostscript works the best for me on merging PDFs: gs -q -sPAPERSIZE=letter -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -sOutputFile=out.pdf in1.pdf in2.pdf in3.pdf merges in{1..3}.pdf to out.pdf. Answered by Eric […]

How to convert .pptx slides to .jpg or .png images on Linux in command line?

How to convert .pptx slides to .jpg or .png images on Linux in command line? This following method works best for me. First, convert .pptx file to .pdf using libreoffice: libreoffice –headless –convert-to pdf file.pptx –headless makes libreoffice run in batch mode and not start the GUI. The pdf file will be named file.pdf by […]

How to convert between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese characters in text files on Linux?

How to convert between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese characters in text files on Linux from command line? You can use opencc to convert between Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese: https://github.com/BYVoid/OpenCC For example, to transfer a file in simplified Chinese sc.txt to traditional Chinese: opencc -i sc.txt -o tc.txt -c zhs2zht.ini The authors also provide […]

How to convert between dos and unix file coding in Emacs?

How to convert between dos and unix file coding for files in Emacs? From Dos to Unix coding: M-x set-buffer-file-coding-system RET undecided-unix or C-x RET f undecided-unix Then save the file (C-x C-s). From Unix to Dos M-x set-buffer-file-coding-system RET undecided-dos or C-x RET f undecided-dos Then save the file (C-x C-s). Answered by Eric […]

How to convert a .docx .doc MS Word file to pdf in command line on Linux

How to convert a MS Word document file such as .docx and .doc to pdf on Linux using command line tools? Use LibreOffice: libreoffice –headless –convert-to pdf –outdir /path/to/out/dir/ /path/to/doc/docx/file Answered by Eric Z Ma. While this LibreOffice answer works, the –headless option still needs as display, even though it does not use it. In […]