Split a PDF into one file per page

Recently I had to upload a PDF via a mobile app which required each page to be uploaded as a separate file – potentially an enormous amount of work.

pdftk came to the rescue with its burst command:

pdftk file.pdf burst

This creates a series of files named pg_0001.pdf, pg_0002.pdf etc. The naming of files can be customised as well, though in my case it wasn’t necessary.


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