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GNU gv

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Introduction to GNU gv

GNU gv allows to view and navigate through PostScript and PDF documents on an X display by providing a user interface for the ghostscript interpreter.

gv is a improved derivation of Timothy O. Theisen's Ghostview developed by Johannes Plass.

Downloading GNU gv

GNU gv can be found on [via http] and [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.


GNU gv documentation can be found at You may also find more information about GNU gv by looking at /usr/doc/gv/ or /usr/local/doc/gv/ or by looking at man pages (man gv at the shell prompt) on your system.

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

GNU gv now has two mailing lists: <> and <>.

The main discussion list is <>, and is used to discuss all aspects of GNU gv, including development and porting.

Announcements about GNU gv and most other GNU Software are made on <>.

There is also a special list used for reporting bugs, <>. For details on submitting a bug report, please see the section Report a Bug below.

To subscribe to any GNU gv mailing list, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the main list, you would send mail to <> with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".

Request an Enhancement

If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of GNU gv, please send a request to <>.

Please remember that development of GNU gv is a volunteer effort, and you can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.

Report a Bug

If you think you have found a bug in GNU gv, then you should send as complete a report as possible to <>.


GNU gv development is done on the appropiate savannah project.


GNU gv is currently maintained by José E. Marchesi <>.

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