pdfopt(1) Ghostscript PDF Optimizer


pdfopt [ options ] input.pdf output.pdf


pdfopt uses gs(1) to convert the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file "input.pdf" to a so-called optimized form in "output.pdf". Optimization puts the elements of the file into a more linear order and adds "hint" pointers, allowing Adobe's Acrobat(TM) products to display individual pages of the file more quickly when accessing the file through a network.

Note: input.pdf and output.pdf must not be the same. If they are, the file will probably be destroyed. pdfopt currently does not check for this.


Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your system, from which you can get more details.


This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.71.


Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript.