Learn from an experimental physicist

Jun 20, 2015 learning Linux

ps file shown in ImageMagick 

It is quite often for an experimental physicist to create some postscript files (ended with .ps) on a Linux server for data analysis or writing up papers. For various reasons, administrators may not want to install ps file viewers on servers. I just discovered that the display command provided by ImageMagick can actually be used to open a ps file without any extra menu bar, tool bar or status bar, as shown in the top screen shot. Press q when the window is active will dismiss the window. Quite handy indeed.


Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.