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PDF files

  1. Jun 30, 2008 #1
    how do i open a PDF file in the bash shell on a mac?
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2

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    Code (Text):
    open -a /Applications/Preview.app path/to/file.pdf
  4. Jun 30, 2008 #3
    Actually, it should be simpler than that. On mine (Leopard), the following does the trick:

    Code (Text):
    open path/to/file.pdf
  5. Jun 30, 2008 #4
    thanks guys -- i actually had to use port forwarding since the file was located on another computer cluster.
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