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Syntax check: pdftk running through php exec

 4:28 pm on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I installed the library for pdftk on my LAMP, and am trying to run it programatically to split a pdf into separate files for each page..

Assuming that I have the correct location for the pdftk library should

<? $command = "/usr/local/bin/pdftk example.pdf burst";
exec($command); ?>

with the pdf in the same folder as the php script do it?



 7:33 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Nobody, really?


 12:07 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Sounds about right. Have you tried this yet? If you have safe mode on, make sure that the pdftk is in the allowed execution directory.


 5:46 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello, thanks for the reply, I have tried this and it doesn't do anything.. it also responds with no error.. no output.. nothing..

I appreciate your experience eelixduppy,


 6:24 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

Before trying through PHP, trying running the same command in the command line and tell me what happens.


 8:26 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

turns out it wasn't installed correctly, I had my hoster instal the binary and the above code works great..

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