Installing pdftk on Centos 5 and 6 – PDF management and utility tool

By | October 10, 2015

Installing PDF management and utility tool pdftk on Centos 5 and 6

PDF files are not the easiest beasts to handle at the best of times, however there is a tool called pdftk which is freely available to make your life a lot easier!

PDFTK has the functionality to split, merge, watermark, and a variety of other useful tasks to make handling data much easier.

Version 2.02 is the most complete and flexible version and can be installed on Red Hat or Centos like this :

Right click and copy link address on the appropriate link below –

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 RPMs:
64-bit (x86_64)
32-bit (i686)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 RPMs:
64-bit (x86_64)
32-bit (i386)
CentOS Linux 6 RPMs:
64-bit (x86_64)
32-bit (i686)
CentOS Linux 5 RPMs:
64-bit (x86_64)
32-bit (i386)

Then run a yum install like below (example below is for the 64 bit Centos 6 version, just use the correct rpm file from the above list) :

yum install https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/pdftk-2.02-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Check it is installed correctly like this :

pdftk --help | more

pdftk 2.02 a Handy Tool for Manipulating PDF Documents

You can see from the output that you now have version 2.02 installed.

We have created a post with some of the uses for pdftk HERE

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