PDF documents

PDF readers

Since Adobe's decision to discontinue the Adobe Reader for Linux you'll have to use another tool for viewing PDF files, e.g.
  • xpdf
    simple graphical viewer for all desktop environments
  • okular
    the default PDF viewer for KDE
  • evince
    the recommended PDF viewer for XFCE

Command line tools

There are many command line tools for dealing with PDF files. You may create PDF files from PS files and vice versa with the commands ps2pdf and pdf2ps.

A very powerful tool for manipulating PDF files is pdftk. The following line removes the last page of all PDF files in the current folder and saves the modified files with the name-prefix new_ in the same directory:
for i in *.pdf ; do pdftk $i cat \~end output new_$i ; done
Topic revision: r2 - 2016-10-28, StefanHaller