Jude DaShiell wrote: > can acroread and acroread-plugins work in a command line environment > or is this strictly gui? Not sure what you want. You can do a 'acroread filename.pdf', but of course you will need X for a PDF viewer. There are a few things you can do on the command line using acroread, like converting a PDF to Postscript. It's mentioned in the manpage.