On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 04:18:26PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > Folks, > > Is there a way to split a large pdf file into smaller [ say 1MB ] > chunks? Or are there open source tools out there that i can > build? > > thanks in advance, > > gary
To split the file, use split(1): $ split -b 1M file.pdf file-chunk See "man split". But you won't be able to view the chunks separately, because, well, they aren't PDF files anymore. ;-) For this, you'd prefer to split the PDF file after N pages. You may want to investigate print/pdftk: >From /usr/ports/print/pdftk/pkg-descr: If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top drawer of your desktop and use it to: Merge PDF Documents Split PDF Pages into a New Document Decrypt Input as Necessary (Password Required) Encrypt Output as Desired Burst a PDF Document into Single Pages Report on PDF Metrics, including Metadata and Bookmarks Uncompress and Re-Compress Page Streams Repair Corrupted PDF (Where Possible) Pdftk is also an example of how to use a library of Java classes in a stand-alone C++ program. Specifically, it demonstrates how GCJ and CNI allow C++ code to use iText's (itext-paulo) Java classes. WWW: http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/ There are also other less heavy-weight programs to extract pages and page-ranges from a PDF and PostScript file... -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"