Does anyone know how to read a .ps file?

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My computer can't read these files and I was wondering if you know a safe site I can download a program to read them? thanks..

(sorry I posted this in the sub-form, thought it would get more responses here)
 

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nrqed
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My computer can't read these files and I was wondering if you know a safe site I can download a program to read them? thanks..

(sorry I posted this in the sub-form, thought it would get more responses here)
I use Ghostscript. You can google it and download it for free

EDIT: www.ghostscript.com
 
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If I remember correctly Google knows how to convert postscript to html, so if you can find a .ps file which is indexed by google (or maybe if you just type its url into the google search box) you may be able to read a converted version of the .ps file on google.com. However formatting will be all messed up...

The built in "Preview" program on mac os x can open postscript files but it is very slow at it.
 
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Better yet, use notepad. If you want a better editor I would suggest Notepad++. Work's with everything. Download here: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/download.php
You must have posted the wrong thread; Notepad++ is a text editor; NOT what the OP asked about.

I agree with nrqed, download Ghostscript and Ghostview (you'll need both).
Adobe Acrobat can also read postscript files, although it does it by first converting them to PDF files.
 
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You can also use something like ps2pdf to convert, but like some others said, many use ghostscript to view.
 
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You must have posted the wrong thread; Notepad++ is a text editor; NOT what the OP asked about.
Well he did ask if anything could read .ps not render it ;-)

Notepad++ will do syntax highlighting of a ps file
 

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