pstopdf(1) General Commands Manual pstopdf(1)
pstopdf – convert PostScript input into a PDF document.
pstopdf [inputfile] [-o outname] [-l] [-p]
pstopdf is a tool to convert PostScript input data into a PDF document. The
input data may come from a file or may be read from stdin. The PDF document
is always written to a file. The name of the output PDF file is derived
from the name of the input file or may be explicitly named using the -o
The name of the output file to create. If an explicit file name is
not supplied, the output file will be created in the current
directory and named foo.pdf for an input file named foo.ps
-l Specifies that any messages generated during file conversion be
written to a log file. For an output file named foo.pdf the
generated log file is foo.pdf.log rather than generated to stdout.
If there are no messages, the log file is not generated.
-p Generates a simple progress message to stdout at the end of each
page. Because conversion of complex or lengthy PostScript input can
take time, it is sometimes useful to see that progress is being
made. Progress messages are always written to stdout even when the
-l (log file) option is specified.
pstopdf inputfile.ps Creates a PDF file named inputfile.pdf from the
PostScript data in the input file inputfile.ps
pstopdf -o outputfilename Creates a PDF file named outputfilename from the
PostScript data read from stdin.
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