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open a file pdf in unix using java

Monica Marugan

Joined: Feb 26, 2008
Posts: 6
I have a file pdf in a path in SO UNIX and I need open this file with java code.
In windows I have used :

Runtime.getRuntime().exec("rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler " + fichpdf);

In unix I don't know do.
Thank you
Anil Karamchandan
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Joined: Sep 12, 2009
Posts: 47
has anyone got a reply to this ? I have the same problem
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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I think the Acrobat Reader can be started from the command line in Unix.

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Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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If there is a proper file association then Desktop.open should work. Otherwise you would need to explicitly give the command, including the path to the PDF program (Acrobat Reader, XPDF, ???).

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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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