View PDF from command line?

Wade Hampton wade.hampton at
Fri Apr 23 16:43:11 UTC 2004

-=Brian Truter=- wrote:

>Does anyone know of a way to view a PDF without X?
>Our store systems do not use the X Window System, and we were considering
>sending some documentation to them in PDF format. The only utilities I know
>of off-hand require X to view.
You might want to consider shipping your docs in multiple formats, if you
have control over the generation of the documents.  For example, you could
create using OpenOffice, save as sxw, doc, html, and PDF.  You could also
create using Word or WordPerfect and either print to postscript and use 
or use the Adobe distiller (extra cost).

You could have a simple server or apache and display the pages using lynx
on the store systems.  The PDF could be used for print-ready docs and 
on in-store windows boxes, etc.

My 2 cents (depreciated to 1c),
Wade Hampton

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