Reduce PDF file sizes with Minuimus


Installing Minuimus was uncomplicated, and it was easy to use with shell commands. I did manage to reduce the size of a number of files, but with varying degrees of success. The results depend on several factors, not least how much potential a PDF file has for reducing file size in the first place. Ultimately, every little bit helps when it comes to freeing up disk space.

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