How to Install Ghostscript on Ubuntu

Written by kristen waters
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The Ghostscript application is available for the Ubuntu Linux operating system in the main software repository. Ghostscript is a command-line PDF and PostScript interpreter. PostScript is a method for creating a page bitmap from a set of graphics commands. You can use the Ghostscript software to view either file type or send a PostScript file to a non-PostScript printer. It can also be used to convert a PDF file to a PostScript file.

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  1. 1

    Right-click on the desktop and click on the "Open in Terminal" option to open a terminal window.

  2. 2

    Type the command "sudo apt-get install ghostscript" to download and install the ghostscript package and all of the packages it depends on.

  3. 3

    Type "Y" to confirm the installation process.

  4. 4

    Type the command "exit" to close the terminal window.

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