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how to open a .pdf file from terminal not using gpdf

I work on fedora 12 and default application assigned for viewing the pdf files is document-viewer
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u can invoke the pdf viewer from terminal with the file name as argument for example if its arcobat reader then ...

acroread test.pdf

shall open acrobat reader with test.pdf opened ....
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thanks buddy for posting that thread.

but I am afraid that i dont have acrobat reader in my system.
In that case can u plz suggest me how to know the CLI command for any application in linux.............


I am now using document viewer for opening pdf files......probably thats an application in office.org.....
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Hi.

For:

Code:
OS, ker|rel, machine: Linux, 2.6.31.6-166.fc12.i686.PAE, i686
Distribution        : Fedora release 12 (Constantine)

To find the utilities that you have installed that might deal with pdf files, use:

Code:
man -k pdf

To see what you have installed and what is available in the repositories:

Code:
yum list '*pdf*'

To see a detailed description of the items from the list:

Code:
yum info '*pdf*'

To install something, say xpdf:

Code:
(become root)
yum install xpdf

which then makes available:

Code:
xpdf - Portable Document Format (PDF) file viewer for X (version 3.02)

which can be used as, for example:

Code:
xpdf /usr/share/doc/bzip2-devel-1.0.5/manual.pdf

More information is found in man yum and other man pages.

Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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