Compress PDF Files

Here is a script for compressing PDF files on Linux. It helped me compress a file of 17M to 3M.

#!/bin/bash
# pdf-compress: compress a PDF file

Input="$1"
Output="$2"

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \
   -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 \
   -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH \
   -sOutputFile="$Output" "$Input"

exit $?

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