How to open a pdf file from linux command prompt

How to open a pdf file from linux command prompt

Question: How to open a pdf file from linux command prompt

Answer: Using evince and acroread command we can open a pdf file right from command prompt.

One more important point is that you can use evince and acroread command to view pdf file only in runlevel 5. Since runlevel 5 only having graphical view

How to open a pdf file from linux command prompt

 

Lets see some information about the command. Command evince is located under /usr/bin/evince and it is accessible by local users also. RPM for evince is evince-0.6.0-8.el5.i386.rpm. evince2

Command to open a pdf file from command prompt.

#evince oreilly_bash_shell.pdf &

How to open a pdf file from linux command prompt

Another method is using acroread command. This acroread command is developed by Adobe Organization. Download link for acroread command

#acroread oreilly_bash_shell.pdf &

 




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