Ghostview is an X11 user interface for Ghostscript, allowing you to view and navigate PostScript files.
There are several derivatives of Ghostview that are now in common use.
GV is a version of Ghostview with an improved user interface and the ability to display PDF files.
Documentation is at http://wwwthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/~plass/gv/ It is available from ftp://ftpthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/pub/gv/
MGv is Motif based front end to GhostScript based on Ghostview 1.5.
A similar program called GSview is available for use under Linux/X11, Windows and OS/2. This is not a derivative of Ghostview.
Ghostview is full function X11 user interface for ghostscript 2.4 and later.
Brief list of features:
Ghostview is available from ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/gnu/ghostview/.
Ghostview was written by Tim Theisen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The most frequently asked question about Ghostview is why
Ghostscript stops with the message
gs: Malformed ghostview color property.
This is due to a bug in GNU Ghostscript 2.6.1.
Apply the four patches available from
or get GNU Ghostscript 2.6.2.