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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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gv — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

Synopsis

gv [options] file

GhostView displays an Adobe PostScript or PDF file in an X window. You can invoke it as gv or ghostview. Its basic operation is simple: click the desired page number to jump to that page, and so forth. A few minutes of playing around and you’ll have the hang of it.

Useful options

-page P

Begin on page P. (Default=1)

-monochrome

Display in black and white.

-grayscale

Display in grayscale.

-color

Display in color.

-portrait

Choose portrait orientation.

-landscape

Choose landscape orientation.

-seascape

Choose upside-down landscape orientation.

-upsidedown

Choose upside-down portrait orientation.

-scale N

Zoom in or out. The integer N may be positive (make the image larger) or negative (smaller).

-watch

Automatically reload the PostScript file when it changes.

-nowatch

Do not automatically reload the PostScript file when it changes.

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