Attach a file to a pdf using command line

This article is going to teach you how to attach a file to a pdf using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line. Advanced PDF Tools Command Line excels at attaching files, just four steps, go for testifying!

First step—Downloading

Follow this link you will obtain Advanced PDF Tools

The whole package is just of 3.04 MB, making the download swiftly, do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second step—Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

1) click “start” and then go to “Run”

click start

select run

2) input cmd into the following

run dialog

3) press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up

command prompt

Third step—Inputting

input command line to attach a file to a pdf

it goes below

pdftools.exe -S "attachfiles=C:\*.*" -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf


  • the option -i is to specify a pdf filename or a directory for input,
  • the option -o to specify the pdf file name for output,
  • -S to attach pdf file

when the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see

detailed operation

Fourth step—Checking

open the file to check, screenshot again

result pic

From the picture, you can find a file has been attached successfully.  If you have any questions, you can leave them below.

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