page – view
image, graphic, PostScript, PDF, and
is a general purpose document viewer.
It can be used to display the individual pages
device independent output
output is simply converted to PostScript in order to be viewed.
It can also be used to view any number of
(such as a
a Plan 9
file, an Inferno bitmap file, or other common format).
In the absence of named files,
reads one from standard input.
runs in the window in which it is started
and leaves the window unchanged.
to grow the window if necessary
to display the page being viewed.
to create a new window for itself.
The newly created window will grow as under the
option sets the resolution for PostScript and PDF
files, in pixels per inch.
The default is 100 ppi.
When viewing images with
it listens to the
for more images to display.
to not load any graphics files nor to read
from standard input but rather to listen
for ones to load from the plumbing channel.
option with a page address
jumps to the specified page on startup.
Pressing and holding button 1 permits panning about the page.
Button 2 raises a menu of operations on the current image or the
entire set. The image transformations are non-destructive and are
valid only for the currently displayed image. They are lost as soon
as another image is displayed.
The button 2 menu operations are:
Restores the image to the original. All modifications are lost.
Resizes the image so that it fits in the current window.
Rotates the image 90 degrees clockwise
Toggles whether images are displayed upside-down.
Displays the next page.
Displays the previous page.
Writes the current page address to the snarf buffer.
Displays the current image in a new page window.
Useful for selecting important pages from large documents.
Asks for a filename and writes the current image as
Plan 9 bitmap.
Shows the current image using external
program in a separate window. This is mostly useful for
Button 3 raises a menu of the
to be selected for viewing in any order.
control-D exits the program.
To go to a specific page, one can type its number followed by enter.
Typing left arrow or backspace displays the previous page.
Typing right arrow, space, or enter displays the next page.
The up and down arrow pan up and down one half screen height,
changing pages when panning off the top or bottom of the page.
to draw each page of PostScript
It also calls a variety of conversion programs, such as those described in
to convert the various raster graphics formats
into Inferno bitmap files.
Pages are converted “on the fly,” as needed.
Display a color PostScript file.
Browse the Inferno bitmap library.
page -j /sys/doc/troff.ps!7 /sys/doc/troff.ps
Jump to page 7 in the troff manual.
man -t page | page -w
Preview this manual in a new window.
The interface to the plumber is experimental.
first appeared in Plan 9 from Bell Labs. It was rewritten from
scratch for 9front (September, 2011).