Reading PDFs on the command line (with misc/lesspipe)

Olivier Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Wed Jun 29 11:50:11 UTC 2016


Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
writes:

> On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:29:45 +0200, Niklaas Baudet von Gersdorff wrote:
>>  $ less some.pdf
>
> http://www.manualpages.de/FreeBSD/FreeBSD-ports-9.0-RELEASE/man1/pdftotext.1.html
> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/41362/view-pdf-file-in-terminal
>
> I wonder how it is handled assumed "some.pdf" is just a scanned picture
> of text converted to pdf ;).

/usr/local/libexec/xpdf/pdfimages is installed by default by package
xpdf.

Olivier

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