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A headless version of pdfkit which makes use of xvfb-run

Project description

The PDFKit package makes use of wkhtmltopdf, which in turn needs an X Server to run. In Debian land, this generally requires xvfb-run wrapper.

The headless_pdfkit package tries to make the hotfix proposed by jakewins a bit easier to work with.


You can install headless_pdfkit by running:

pip install headless-pdfkit


Save a simple PDF from string.:

from headless_pdfkit import generate_pdf

ret = generate_pdf('<html></html>')
with open('output.pdf', 'wb') as w:

Save a simple PDF from string while passing the –auto-servernum parameter to xvfb-run.:

options = {
    'auto_servernum': ''

ret = generate_pdf('<html></html>', options=options)
with open('output.pdf', 'wb') as w:

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