I installed a PDF Printer on Linux Ubuntu version,so whenever i print any document the PDF Printer generates the .PDF file,Now I wants to find out the metadata of the generated pdf file when i will give print to any document.Is there any chance,please let me know.

Thanks, Srinivas

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  • possible duplicate of Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu? – karel Jan 21 '15 at 12:51
  • my question is when i click on "print" button the pdf printer generates the .pdf files at same time i wants to generate the metadata of that generated pdf when i click on "print" button – Srinivas B Jan 22 '15 at 9:16
  • If you can view the pdf data, then copy the metadata into LibreOffice Writer and save it as a pdf document. Then install PDF-Shuffler from the Ubuntu Software Center and merge the original pdf and the pdf metadata together into a new combined pdf. PDF-Shuffler treats each pdf page as a card in a deck of cards, and you can deal the "cards" in any order by dragging them around. Then print the new combined pdf document. I hope this helps. – karel Jan 22 '15 at 10:31
  • how i can merge that two pdf's,i installed pdftk still it is not working – Srinivas B Jan 22 '15 at 12:47
  • pdftk is the hard way to merge PDFs. Try PDF-Shuffler instead of pdftk, it's much easier. To add a new pdf document in PDF-Shuffler, just click on the green plus sign. – karel Jan 22 '15 at 12:49

You can use pdfinfo from Terminal:

pdfinfo MyThesis.pdf

You will get results like this:

Title:          Analysis of Markov chains
Keywords:       thesis, masters, cal poly
Author:         **************
Creator:        LaTeX with hyperref package
Producer:       pdfTeX-1.40.14
CreationDate:   Tue Jun 10 21:44:48 2014
ModDate:        Tue Jun 10 21:44:48 2014
Tagged:         no
Form:           none
Pages:          99
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      612 x 792 pts (letter)
Page rot:       0
File size:      10321297 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.5

(If you are using cups-pdf you can run an automated postprocessing command by uncommenting and editing cups-pdf.conf's "PostProcessing" section. Since the question is unclear about this part, I cannot give more details.)

  • Hi Frantique above command is working good through terminal,but i want whenever i will give print any document it will genertes the .pdf and at the same time i want metadata of that pdf file. – Srinivas B Jan 21 '15 at 10:23
  • @SrinivasB So you want to print out the data that pdfinfo gives you? Just do that then. Perhaps pdfinfo MyThesis.pdf > infofile then print infofile – Xen2050 Jan 21 '15 at 10:29
  • @Xen2050 thats good,but i want when i click on print button generate metadata of that .pdf also – Srinivas B Jan 21 '15 at 10:40
  • @SrinivasB: see revised answer. – Frantique Jan 21 '15 at 12:26
  • @ Frantique where i a can find this cups-pdf.conf's "PostProcessing" in ubuntu – Srinivas B Jan 21 '15 at 13:40

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