Learn from a particle 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.