[NTG-context] HZ and DVI
sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jan 13 03:33:49 CET 2007
Peter M writes:
> I'll try xpdf: I need something fast and that watches the file.
xpdf is fast but it won't watch the file. As far as I know, the only
pdf viewer that watches the file, at least on Linux, is gv
(ghostscript). If you find another, let me know.
As you say, acroread is slow; plus it's not free software (in the free
speech sense), so I have two reasons to not use it.
One (I hope) short project that's high on my to-do list is to add file
watching to xpdf. Maybe using inotify or dnotify, at least on linux.
The word on the street is that inotify is the better choice, but I
don't have experience with either, nor am I sure how widely available
they are on linux kernels from distributors.
`Not all those who wander are lost.' (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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