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Get PDF page count

by rose (Beadle)
on Dec 11, 2009 at 14:20 UTC ( #812381=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
rose has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks,

I need to get page count for given PDF file name. So, I used PDF module as follows:

print "This file has ",$pdf->Pages," Pages \n";

Is there any other getting the page count like this?


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Re: Get PDF page count
by marto (Bishop) on Dec 11, 2009 at 14:26 UTC

    CAM::PDF has a numPages() method.


Re: Get PDF page count
by leocharre (Priest) on Dec 11, 2009 at 16:06 UTC
    sub pdf_pagecount { scalar @_ or confess('missing arg'); my $count=0; require PDF::API2; require Carp; PDFILE : while( my $abs = shift @_){ -f $abs or Carp::cluck("!-f $abs") and return 0; my $p = PDF::API2->open($abs) or die; my $_count; unless( $_count = $p->pages ){ Carp::cluck("doc $abs had no pagecount?"); next PDFILE; } $count= ($count + $_count); } return $count; }

    Arg is abs path to pdf tests for existance returns count of pages. Arg can be list, checks each and warns and returns false on errors.

    my $pagecount= pdf_pagecount(’/my/abs/file.pdf’); my $total_pagecount= pdf_pagecount( '/my/abs/file.pdf’, ’/my/abs/file +2.pdf’,);

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