[Samba] Re: [CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Thu Jan 22 23:00:06 GMT 2009

> If you are processing on the linux side and not via samba, and 
> your program will take a list of files on the command line instead of 
> groveling through the directory itself, you might simply start it with a 
> wild-card filename on the command line.  The shell will sort the list as 
> it expands it so programs see the sorted list.
The processing is done via Samba. Acrobat Distiller is not simply 
processing a list of files, it is consolidating a group of files onto a 
single file, discarding repeated graphic objects and creating a single 
subset of fonts from the various font subsets present on the original pages.

>> There is a workaround to this: use the runfilex script that comes with 
>> Acrobat: it can contain a list of files to convert, in the order you 
>> want. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable for us since the process 
>> then takes about 40 minutes (irrespective of platform or filesystem), 
>> instead of 3 or 4 minutes.
> That's very strange.  Maybe you should look for a different tool.  Won't 
> ghostscript/psutils or OOo do this?
The tools you quote do not apply in this case. I am not talking about 
office style PDFs, I am talking about full professional PDFs for 
printing presses, with embedded color profiles such as ISO Newspaper, 
JPEG2000 compression, bicubic resampling, etc. Not even Ghostscript does 
that kind of thing. I wish it did, but it doesn't.

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