Announcing: python-ghostscript 0.1

Hartmut Goebel h.goebel at
Fri Aug 6 15:35:57 CEST 2010


			python-ghostscript 0.1

		A Python-Interface to the Ghostscript
			 library using ctypes

:Version:   Version 0.1
:Copyright: GNU Public License v3 (GPLv3)
:Author:    Hartmut Goebel <h.goebel at>

`Ghostscript`__, is a well known interpreter for the PostScript
language and for PDF. This package implements a interface to the
Ghostscript C-library using `ctypes`__. Both a low-level and a
pythonic, high-level interface are provided.


This package is currently tested only under GNU/Linux. Please report
whether it works in your environment, too. Thanks.


Here is an example for how to use the high-level interface of
`python-ghostscript`. This implements a very basic ps2pdf-tool::

  import sys
  import ghostscript

  args = [
      "ps2pdf",	# actual value doesn't matter
      "-dNOPAUSE", "-dBATCH", "-dSAFER",
      "-sOutputFile=" + sys.argv[1],
      "-c", ".setpdfwrite",
      "-f",  sys.argv[2]


Hartmut Goebel

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