Displaying Postscript and PDF files

Displaying PS/PDF files


To view a postscript file, run gv file.ps

Desktop environments such as KDE and GNOME have their own ghostview implementations (kghostview and ggv respectively).


There are a few choices for PDF:

  • Adobe Reader: acroread file.pdf
  • Xpdf: xpdf file.pdf
  • Ghostview: gv file.pdf

Acroread has more features, tends to give crisper results and can handle more font types, so is probably the best choice on lab machines.

However, it also takes significantly more memory, so it's not available on the login servers.

Last edited by jbc 10/01/2018

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