How do I open a PDF in Linux?

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope
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There are different programs capable of opening a PDF file in Linux. See free alternative PDF readers page for a full listing of each of the programs capable of running in many of the different variants of Linux.

If none of these programs work or you cannot install a PDF reader, use a web-based reader, which are also listed on the same page.