I am working on a shell script. It visit a webpage and download a pdf file in /tmp/ called bill-09-01-2020.pdf. Once stored I need my Linux script to do as I want. I want to Open PDF file in Linux using my script. How can I it be done?
You can use the following commands to open PDF file in Linux:
evincecommand - GNOME document viewer. It
xdg-opencommand - xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user’s preferred application.
Open PDF file in Linux using evince
The syntax is:
evince filename.pdf evince ~/Downloads/data.pdf
Open PDF file in Linux using xdg-open
Try it as follows
xdg-open file.pdf xdg-open /path/to/file.pdf # Download a pdf using the wget in /tmp/ and open it # cd /tmp/ wget https://url/foo.pdf xdg-open foo.pdf
FYI, both of them can open other files such as images, URLs, documents and more. Read about them by typing the man command:
man evince man xdg-open