in reply to State of the art of PDFs in Perl

If you don't mind shelling out, the pdftk tool kit is pretty darn nifty. It lets you merge, split, rotate and so forth PDFs from the command line.

TGI says moo

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Re^2: State of the art of PDFs in Perl
by fullermd (Priest) on Oct 28, 2012 at 22:32 UTC

    Funnily enough, about a year ago I replaced some code (not in perl) that shelled out to pdftk, with code that shelled out to a pair of perl scripts (one PDF::API2 and one Text::PDF::File). Partly because the perl solution was faster. And partly to cut down on the amount of Java crap I had to deal with on the server :)