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Automatically download and merge multiple PDF files with a Unix shell.

June 14th, 2011 No comments

This is a simple little script which I wrote to download multiple parts of some weekly newspapers and then merge them all up into one PDF file. I have no idea why they post these broken up into many pieces instead of just one and it’s a pain to close and open multiple files just to read the paper.

To use this script, you must know the exact filenames of the PDFs you want to download and you need pdfmerge, installable with yum ($ sudo yum install pdfmerge) from the updates repo.

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