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Command Line interface

Comment by KoeKto
about PDFsam · Nov 2016 ·

Does it have Command Line interface?

Yes, you can find it here
It's the open source engine that powers PDFsam, it's free and developed by the same authors.


Open Source

about PDFsam · · 2 Helpful

Good to know: the Basic version (split, merge, extract pages, mix and rotate) is open source and completely free to use without limitations. The Enhanced and Visual version are premium.

A +1 to Robert's comments. The Freemium (i.e. 'Basic') version is light on nagging and does the above easily & well.


An awesome product

about PDFsam · · 1 Helpful

In a field absolutely littered with trialware, nagware, and overpriced solutions, the free PDF Split and Merge is a breath of fresh air and does the job well. I have used it consistently for 2+ years to split, merge, and reorder PDFs.
My only complaint is that it requires Java to be installed on your machine. Java may be problematic on some people's computers. I have never had a problem on the 4 computers I use it on, though.


Mac version failed without error after converting first 5 p ...

Comment by Miggl
about PDFsam · Jun 2011 ·

Mac version failed without error after converting first 5 pages. I would recommend looking elsewhere for a Mac PDF tool.


Only 2 free portable apps PDFTK & PDFsam can split big files

about PDFsam and 7-PDF Split & Merge, PDFTK Builder · ·

PDFTK Builder [1] and PDFsam [3] are the only free portable apps able to split or merge more than 140 pages.
If you need a free portable app able to split or merge 147 pages, you can use PDFTK Builder [1], which is available only in english, however. PDFsam is also portable and availaible in many languages (german also). 7-PDF Split & Merge [2] (german + english) can split only max. 50 pages and merge max. 5 files for free. If you want to to split or merge more than 50 pages you must pay 10 EUR for "7-PDF Split & Merge PRO".

[1] Small PDFTK Builder iconPDFTK Builder

[2] Small 7-PDF Split & Merge icon7-PDF Split & Merge

[3] Small PDFsam iconPDFsam

[Edited by em4020, April 30]

I have split 600+ page electronic textbooks with PDFSam with no trouble.

Until now PDFSam had no tag "portable" and I did not know, hat there is a portable version until now!

Today I have added the tag "portable" to PDFsam. Thank You dthatcher7 for Your interesting information!