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Multipage PDF from command line?

Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:53 pm

I downloaded imagemagick and fbi, which together will display a PDF, but it's only showing the first page of the PDF.

Is there some way to tell fbi to display the whole document, or is there another program that will display a multipage pdf from the command line instead of fbi?

Thanks

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Re: Multipage PDF from command line?

Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:12 am

Have you tried typing

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man fbi
in the terminal window?

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Re: Multipage PDF from command line?

Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:38 am

MarkDH102 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:12 am
Have you tried typing

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man fbi
in the terminal window?
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I did. I read the whole manual, and it doesn't describe how to do this. To anyone who reads this, the best I can figure is that what I am trying to do is impossible.

If there is some expert here who thinks otherwise, please feel free to chime in, but from what I can see, you cannot view a multipage pdf from the command line using FBI. As a work-around, it is possible to pre-convert the entire pdf into separate .png files with Imagemagick (the program FBI leans on to view PDFs) and then view the whole list in FBI by flipping through the images.

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Re: Multipage PDF from command line?

Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:19 am

no, you can't use fbi for that - that's why the author of the same package wrote fbgs:

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man fbgs
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Re: Multipage PDF from command line?

Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:03 am

scruss wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:19 am
no, you can't use fbi for that - that's why the author of the same package wrote fbgs:

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man fbgs
Thanks scruss, I haven't seen that package. :)
Should make things a little smoother!

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