Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Duplex printing script

Our department printer by default runs in single side printing mode. This causes a lot of paper wastage. I finally sat down and wrote a shell script which will takes one PDF file as an input and outputs two PDF files. One with all odd-pages. Another with all even pages in reverse order so that output papers from odd-page printing can be directly fed to input tray. Of course, this requires a bit of manual intervention, but it is not a big price to pay for saving paper ( and saving trees ).
Here is a link to the script :

Please let me know if any bug is found in the script or if you want to suggest some improvements.
--Saurabh Joshi

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