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lkusmir 10-02-2004 12:03 PM

PDF reader for console..
 
Does anybody know any PDF reader for the console mode? I'm using "woody" without X and really need one. Any suggestions?

david_ross 10-02-2004 12:44 PM

You can use pdftotext to extract the text from the pdf file.

Dave Kelly 10-02-2004 12:55 PM

See if 'ps2ascii' will do what you want.

SharpyWarpy 10-03-2004 06:07 AM

There's fbi, a framebuffer image viewer which comes with fbgs, a framebuffer pdf viewer. Also svp, which works with svgalib.

danny0085 01-05-2010 02:11 PM

Try adobe reader linux
 
Here is the tip http://tips-linux.net/en/content/adobe-reader

craigevil 01-05-2010 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danny0085 (Post 3815299)

The OP wants to use pdf in console, acroread is a big honking X app.


As for one way to view pdf files in a console, I finally had a chance to test this and it works fine. There is a program called pdftohtml that works something like
Code:

pdftohtml pdf_file_here html_file_here
There are a lot of different options you can specify, but the basic idea is that html and jpg files are generated from the pdf. Then it's a simple matter of using something like
Code:

links html_file_here
and you are in business.


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