I'd like to use the pdf size reduction filters I've found, but from a script. Opening Preview and doing it manually is driving me nuts. The filters work very well, but I'd rather invoke the from the terminal.

In 2010, someone wrote a post on another site about an executable located at:


It is no longer at that location, or at any that I can figure out (though, I don't discount that it may be hidden in a bundle). It may be renamed.

Does anyone have any idea where to find this?

I've used "find" on the command line, with sudo... still nada.


It is gone forever, or hidden so well that you might as well give up.

A suitable substitute can be found at the following location:


This implements a short 24-line script that you can mark executable and use with the same argument set.


There's a python implementation here:


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