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Old 06-25-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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reading PDF files


Hi Guys,

My question will probably clear it that I am a newbie. How can I read a .pdf file from shell(not from GUI)?

thanks
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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from a term window type

Code:
xpdf <filename>
that is if you have the xpdf program installed
 
Old 06-25-2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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If You use Adope:

acroread xxx.pdf

Last edited by jens; 06-25-2004 at 11:27 AM.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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thanks

Thanks guys,

acroread XXXX.pdf

it says acroread command not found. What do I have to install for that.

xpdf <filename>
it said cannot connect to X server. what should I do about that


thanks

vineet
 
Old 06-25-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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Re: thanks

Quote:
Originally posted by vineet
Thanks guys,

acroread XXXX.pdf

it says acroread command not found. What do I have to install for that.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
 
Old 06-26-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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To read it in the shell, you can use less - that is right less can display pdf files.
Keep in mind that du to lack of grapick you have to do without images.
 
  


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