kghostview − KDE PS/PDF Viewer


kghostview [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [URL]


This manual page documents briefly the KGhostView KDE Application. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

KGhostView displays and prints PostScript (.ps, .eps) and Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. It a port to KDE of Tim Theisen’s Ghostview program which uses Alladin Ghostscript to view documents prepared in Adobe’s PostScript page description language. PostScript is the major page description language for printing on UNIX(rg systems and this application can be used to preview material intended for printing or for reading documents online.

You can use KGhostView with all recent versions of Ghostscript. Newer versions offer much improved performance which you can take advantage of with KGhostView.

If a document does not conform to the Adobe document structuring convention the functionality of the viewer is limited. For example, if there is no table of contents, skipping around the document and marking pages is not possible.

This program is part of the official KDE graphics module.

Generic options:


Show help about options


Show Qt specific options


Show KDE specific options


Show all options


Show author information

−v, −−version

Show version information


Show license information


End of options



Location to open


The full documentation for KGhostView is maintained as a docbook manual. If the khelpcenter program is properly installed at your site, the command

khelpcenter help:/kghostview

should give you access to the complete manual.


KGhostView was written by Wilco Greven <greven [AT]>, David Sweet <dsweet [AT]>, Mark Donohoe <donohoe [AT]>, David Faure <faure [AT]>, Daniel Duley <mosfet [AT]> and Espen Sand <espen [AT]>
Please use to report bugs, do not mail the authors directly.
This manual page was prepared by Karolina Lindqvist <pgd−karolinali [AT]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).