I have recently upgraded to El Capitan, and pdfcrop produces an output file, but does not crop the file. Any thoughts?

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    – cfr
    Nov 1, 2015 at 2:04
  • I updated my version of texshop (check for errors) and I can get tex files to compile just fine, but running the command-line pdfcrop ruby script just doesn't seem to work.
    – klurie
    Nov 1, 2015 at 6:36

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Although I couldn't get the pdfcrop perl script to crop the pdfs (http://pdfcrop.sourceforge.net/), a work around is the bash script linked below seems to work: https://askubuntu.com/questions/270493/how-to-crop-a-multi-page-image-scanned-pdf-file-which-wont-crop-with-pdfcrop

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