Open Source Spotlight: Stirling-PDF

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In the first ever open source spotlight for SysAdmins Journal I wanted to shine the light on an incredible PDF manipulation software that in some cases might allow companies to eliminate expensive PDF software licensing.

What is Stirling-PDF

Stirling-PDF is an incredible PDF manipulation web based software that has a huge host of capabilities, include merging, splitting, watermarks, compressing, conversions, and reordering pages along with a ton of other useful features.

And the best part is that it's all 100% free and open source, no enterprise licensing, no paying for someone else to host it.

You can see a super quick demo below:

A demo of Stirling-PDF with the user uploading multiple files, rotating a few, deleting one in the middle, and then inserting a new one in the middle.

How to Get Started

To get started with Stirling-PDF the quickest and easiest method is to deploy it using Docker. For simplicity, the most based docker compose file possible is below:

version: '3.3'
    image: frooodle/s-pdf:latest
      - '8080:8080'
      - ./trainingData:/usr/share/tesseract-ocr/4.00/tessdata #Required for extra OCR languages
      - ./configs:/configs

For the full list of options and getting started you can find the project on Github via the Frooodle/Stirling-PDF repository.

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