Combining multiple Adobe PDF files into a single PDF file

After I downloaded a few eBooks from Bruce Perens’ Open Source Series, I noticed that several of the books were zip files containing the chapters as individual PDF files.  I don’t know about you, but I would rather hava a single monolithic PDF file for each book.

By using Ghostscript and pdftk, we are able to create the PDF file with no problem:

gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE="Implementing CIFS The Common Internet File System.pdf" -dBATCH frontmatter.pdf content.pdf foreword.pdf intro.pdf ch01.pdf  ch02.pdf  ch03.pdf  ch04.pdf  ch05.pdf  ch06.pdf  ch07.pdf  ch08.pdf  ch09.pdf  ch10.pdf  ch11.pdf ch12.pdf  ch13.pdf  ch14.pdf  ch15.pdf  ch16.pdf  ch17.pdf  ch18.pdf  ch19.pdf  ch20.pdf  ch21.pdf  ch22.pdf ch23.pdf  ch24.pdf  ch25.pdf  ch26.pdf apa.pdf apb.pdf apc.pdf apd.pdf glossary.pdf references.pdf index.pdf 

On Ubuntu Linux, you can quickly install these two tools with a single command:

aptitude install gs pdftk
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