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wkhtmltopdf install

if you are facing issues with install of  wkhtmltopdf

please follow below steps

Download the zip file using wget


wget http://wkhtmltopdf.googlecode.com/files/wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2

–2015-07-20 03:15:00– http://wkhtmltopdf.googlecode.com/files/wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2
Resolving wkhtmltopdf.googlecode.com…, 2607:f8b0:4003:c07::52
Connecting to wkhtmltopdf.googlecode.com||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 8218260 (7.8M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: `wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2′

100%[====================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 82,18,260 15.3M/s in 0.5s

2015-07-20 03:15:00 (15.3 MB/s) – `wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2′ saved [8218260/8218260]

FINISHED –2015-07-20 03:15:00–
Downloaded: 1 files, 7.8M in 0.5s (15.3 MB/s)


Unzip the file using tar


tar xvjf wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2

root@host234 [/home/fantasti/public_html/mealmerge.com/cgi-bin]# ls -la
total 54640
drwxr-xr-x. 2 fantasti fantasti 4096 Jul 20 03:15 ./
drwxr-x—. 5 fantasti nobody 4096 Jul 20 02:36 ../
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 fantasti fantasti 39419552 Jun 26 05:26 wkhtmltopdf*
-rw-r–r–. 1 root root 8218260 May 24 2010 wkhtmltopdf-0.9.9-static-amd64.tar.bz2
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 1000 1000 8301444 May 24 2010 wkhtmltopdf-amd64*


Rename wkhtmltopdf-amd64 to wkhtmltopdf
root@hostonlinesupport4u.in[/home/online/public_html/onlinesupport4u.in/cgi-bin]# mv wkhtmltopdf-amd64 wkhtmltopdf


Change Permissions using chmod to executable

root@hostonlinesupport4u.in[/home/online/public_html/onlinesupport4u.in/cgi-bin]# chmod +x wkhtmltopdf1

Now execute the file to see if any errors

# ./wkhtmltopdf1
You need to specify atleast one input file, and exactly one output file
Use – for stdin or stdout

wkhtmltopdf 0.9.6

wkhtmltopdf [OPTIONS]… <input file> [More input files] <output file>

Converts one or more HTML pages into a PDF document, using wkhtmltopdf patched

General Options:
-b, –book Set the options one would usually set when
printing a book
–collate Collate when printing multiple copies
–copies <number> Number of copies to print into the pdf
file (default 1)
–cover <url> Use html document as cover. It will be
inserted before the toc with no headers
and footers
-H, –default-header Add a default header, with the name of the
page to the left, and the page number to
the right, this is short for:
–header-right='[page]/[toPage]’ –top 2cm
–extended-help Display more extensive help, detailing
less common command switches
-h, –help Display help
-O, –orientation <orientation> Set orientation to Landscape or Portrait
-s, –page-size <size> Set paper size to: A4, Letter, etc.
–password <password> HTTP Authentication password
-p, –proxy <proxy> Use a proxy
-q, –quiet Be less verbose
-t, –toc Insert a table of content in the beginning
of the document
–username <username> HTTP Authentication username
-V, –version Output version information an exit

If you experience bugs or want to request new features please visit
<http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/issues/list>, if you have any problems
or comments please feel free to contact me: see


now test conversion using below command


./wkhtmltopdf www.google.com google.pdf
Loading pages (1/5)
Resolving links (2/5)
Counting pages (3/5)
Printing pages (5/5)