Linux Commands: Extracting Pages From a PDF File

Sometimes you just want a simple way to extract pages from a PDF. Opening up a GUI is overkill for this task. The Linux command line is here to help with a utility called ‘pdftk’. On Debian or Ubuntu based distributions, one can usually install this opening up a new terminal window and typing:

sudo apt-get install pdftk -y

Now to extract pages from the PDF:

pdftk {myPdfFile} cat {startPageNumber}-{endPageNumber} output {outputPdfFileName}

That’s it!

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