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This Week in Self-Hosted (24 May 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (24 May 2024)

Self-hosted news, updates, launches, and a spotlight on Stirling PDF - a self-hosted PDF editing tool

By Ethan Sholly
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Content Spotlight: Stirling PDF

Meet Stirling PDF, a self-hosted PDF editing tool. Hot off the heels of a recent interface overhaul, Stirling PDF features a streamlined web UI where users can perform any number of operations on a PDF file: view, split, merge, convert, reorder, rotate, compress, adjust colors, add watermarks, and more. The software also features an API for integration with other tools and supports optional authentication for multi-user support.

Stirling PDF can be installed via bare metal or container and includes optional plugins and language packs for OCR capabilities.

Screenshot of Stirling PDF's home screen, featuring a number of tools for editing PDF files
Screenshot from the project's GitHub repository

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

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Command Line Corner: cat -b

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/$ cat example.txt
/$ cat -b example.txt
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