Truth be told though, it seems the vast majority of Postscript-related tools have already been lumped into one megakit — the aptly named psutils. To include …
- psbook: Rearranges pages.
- psmerge: Merges multiple PS files.
- psnup: Puts several PS pages on a sheet of paper.
- psresize: Changes document size
- psselect: Splits out pages from PS files, if I remember right.
- pstops: More page rearrangement.
As well as a healthy rasher of scripts to further manhandle your PS file collection.
It looks like the bulk of the applications in the psutils package are around 20 years old. That’s either a turnoff for you if you think old software sucks, or a moot point if you think Postscript files haven’t evolved much even in that amount of time. 🙄
There’s more than just what’s in psutils though. Here’s …
- pslib: a C library for creating PostScript files.
- pspresent: A fullscreen Postscript presentation tool, more intended for X than just the console.
- psrip: Yanks images from PS files.
- pstoedit: Translates PostScript and PDF graphics into vector formats.
- ps2eps: For making the short leap from PS to EPS.
- pstotext: Extracts text from PS files.
And as always, my list is not comprehensive. I am sure there are dozens more hiding out there. 😉