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GNU Ghostview

Frontend for ghostscript

GV (GNU Ghostview) is a graphical user interface to the Ghostscript interpreter. With it, one can view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents in X Windows.

This package is an improved derivation of Timothy O. Theisen's Ghostview, originally developed by Johannes Plass.


User guide available in various formats from https://www.gnu.org/software/gv/manual/

Related Projects

Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:
  • Ghostscript


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterGenium17 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

Markus Steinborn Maintainer
Johannes Plass Original author

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gv
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gv.git
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/gv
Bug Tracking,DeveloperE-mailmailto:bug-gv@gnu.org
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/gv

Software prerequisites

Required to useghostscript
Required to usexaw3d

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 April 2018.


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