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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Previewing Graphics and PostScript Documents

Linux distributions include a number of programs for the X Window System that you can use to preview or print a variety of graphics, such as PostScript or Portable Document Format, also known as pdf.

Using the gv PostScript Previewer

The gv command is a PostScript previewer for the X Window System. Use gv to read PostScript documents or to print PostScript graphics. This command is an improved version of the earlier ghostview client for X.

Using the gv client
  1. The gv command, like many X11 clients, obeys X11 Toolkit options, such as geometry settings. To read the PostScript documentation for the xv X11 graphics client, use gv with the -geometry option, followed by a window size and the name of the document, ...

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