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Old 10-02-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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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?
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You can use pdftotext to extract the text from the pdf file.
Old 10-02-2004, 12:55 PM   #3
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See if 'ps2ascii' will do what you want.
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There's fbi, a framebuffer image viewer which comes with fbgs, a framebuffer pdf viewer. Also svp, which works with svgalib.
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Originally Posted by danny0085 View Post
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
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
links html_file_here
and you are in business.

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