Introducing PDFKitTool

PDFKitTool is a simple command line interface to Apple’s PDF Kit framework.

With it, you can manipulate PDF documents. It can combine several documents into one or burst multipage documents into multiple single-paged documents.


Combining multiple documents and storing the result to disk:

./PDFKitTool load one.pdf load two.pdf cat output combined.pdf

Bursting a multipage document into multiple single-paged documents:

./PDFKitTool load multipage.pdf burst output bursted.pdf


The tool is 100% open source. The source code and the universal binary are hosted on GitHub. PDFKitTool requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Enjoy!

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