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Linux-Intel-32bit v2.3 Sep 18, 2019
Linux-Intel-64bit v2.3 Sep 18, 2019
OSX-Intel v2.3 Sep 18, 2019
Windows v2.3 Sep 18, 2019
Windows32bit Added 32 bit Windows executable Sep 19, 2019
LICENSE Version 2.1 of cpdf Nov 28, 2014 Update Sep 18, 2019
cpdfmanual.pdf Version 2.3 Sep 14, 2019


PDF Command Line Tools binaries for Linux, Mac, Windows.

For non-commercial use only. See the file LICENSE for details. For commercial use, a license must be purchased from

It prints a little message to stderr about the non-commercial license, and sets the Producer to cpdf.


  • Quality Split and Merge, keeping bookmarks. Extract pages. Split on Bookmarks.
  • Encrypt and Decrypt (including AES 128 and AES 256 encryption)
  • Scale, rotate, crop and flip pages. Scale pages to fit
  • Copy, Remove and Add bookmarks
  • Stamp logos, watermarks, page numbers and multiline text. Transparency.
  • Supports Unicode UTF8 text input and output
  • Make PDF-based presentations
  • Put multiple pages on a single page
  • Add, remove and manipulate annotations
  • Read and set document information and metadata
  • Add and remove file attachments to document or page.
  • Thicken hairlines, blacken text, make draft documents
  • Reconstruct malformed files
  • Detect missing fonts, low resolution images
  • Combine multiple operations in a single command


PDF Manual:



To Install

The program cpdf (or cpdf.exe for Windows) is a single executable with no dependencies. Copy it to somewhere suitable on your platform.


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