[prog] GhostScript

Elizabeth Barham lizzy at soggytrousers.net
Tue Apr 8 00:59:40 EST 2003

Sue writes:

> I have just discovered that gostscript can be run from the comand
> line using "gs".  But the tutorial that I found on the web suggests
> that this comand opens a second window which displays the results of
> the postscript comands.  This doesn't happen on my system (Mandrake
> 9).
> Does anyone know if it is really supposed to open annother window,
> and is there something else that I should know in order to use it.

   Ghostscript's default output "device" is an X window so if you give
it something to render, it will draw its own, minimal X window. To my
understanding, the command "showpage" is what renders the preceding
commands, opening up a new window if needed.


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