You can easily merge two or more PDF's to one on Linux CLI - private and secure, without having the risk that any suspicious webservices crawls your data.

1st. option: Therefore install the package poppler-utils.

sudo apt install poppler-utils

Then use pdfunite:

pdfunite <inputfile-1> <inputfile-2> [<inputfile-x>] <final-file>

2nd. option: Otherwise you can use pdftk:

sudo apt install pdftk

With this command structure:

pdftk <inputfile-1> <inputfile-2> cat output <final-file>

Paritally sourced from - Merge PDF

It is also easy to rotate a PDF from CLI. Therefore install pdftk from the upper section.

→ Then use this command to rotate clockwise:

pdftk <inputfile-1> cat 1east end output <final-file>

→ To rotate anti-clockwise use this command:

pdftk <inputfile-1> cat 1west end output <final-file>

By replacing e.g. 1east with other cardinal directions, it is also possible to change a page by 180°.

  • tutorials/linux-cli-mergepdf.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/10/08 19:39
  • by Zyzonix