[reportlab-users] Count pages in PDF?

Jerome Alet reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:46:32 +0100

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 04:20:36PM -0500, Hancock, David (DHANCOCK) wrote:
> Great solution! When I tried it, though, I discovered that (with my version
> of GhostScript, at least), I need to tell pd2ps to send its output to
> stdout:

Sorry for this, I just looked at the manpage :

  pdf2ps [ options ]  input.pdf  [ output.ps ]
and misunderstood what no output file would do : it creates  
a .ps file named from input.pdf

>       pdf2ps -sOutputFile=- test.pdf | grep -c "%%Page: "
> That was the easy part.  Remembering and trying pdf2ps was beyond me until
> this posting; THANKS!

Beware of n-up documents ! Not sure result is correct.

psselect is often used too, but the CPU intensive part is the pdf to
ps conversion anyway.

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Jerome Alet