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[SOLVED] File action to place 2 pages on 1

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Hi,

 

I build a shell script using pdftk and pdfjam to arrange a PDF file as 2 pages on 1 (same page on left and right of the new page):

#! bin/bash

fullfile="$1"
outfile=${fullfile/.pdf/ (2 auf 1).pdf}

/opt/local/bin/pdftk A="$fullfile" B="$fullfile" shuffle A1-end B1-end output ~/.temp/out.pdf

/Library/TeX/texbin/pdfjam --nup 2x1 ~/.temp/out.pdf --landscape --a4paper --outfile "$outfile"

rm ~/.temp/out.pdf

It works fine if I call ist from the Terminal like this:

sh 2on1_test.sh ~/Desktop/2-auf-1/a3h.pdf

But it doesn't work as part of my file action in Alfred. I set up the Script to use argv. When using the script I only get the Notification but no new PDF file. You can find the workflow here: https://tf.tobiw.de/2on1.alfredworkflow

 

I’m using Alfred v3.8 [959] with macOS 10.14.3 on a MacBook Pro 2016.

 

I hope you can help me what I did wrong or what I can do to debug this …

 

Cheers,

Tobi

 

Edited by TobiW

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I found a solution myself: pdfjam itself calls another program which wasn’t found. So to solve this I added 

export PATH="/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/Library/TeX/texbin/:$PATH"

at the beginning of the script.

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