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@algal
Last active Feb 16, 2021
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join PDFs on macOS from the command line with zero dependencies
#!/bin/bash
if [ "$#" -lt 2 ]; then
echo "usage: $0 output_pdf_path input_path1..."
echo
echo "This script joins the PDFs at input_path1, input_path2, etc."
echo "into one pdf at output_pdf_path"
echo
echo "Known good: macOS 11.1, and below for many versions"
echo
exit 1
fi
script_path="/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py"
command -v "$script_path" >/dev/null 2>&1 || { echo >&2 "I require $script_path but it's not there. macOS has probably changed too much for me to be useful. Aborting."; exit 1; }
exec "$script_path" -o "$@"
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