Section: Ghostscript Tools (1)
Updated: 8 August 2012
pdfopt uses gs?(1) to convert the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file "input.pdf" to a so-called optimized form in "output.pdf". Optimization puts the elements of the file into a more linear order and adds "hint" pointers, allowing Adobe's Acrobat(TM) products to display individual pages of the file more quickly when accessing the file through a network.
"Linearized PDF" in Adobe's PDF reference manual, http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/acrosdk/DOCS/pdfspec.pdf
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript.