How to Install MUPDF Free PDF Viewer In Ubuntu 19.04 – A Best Pdf Reader For Linux

In this article we are going to learn How to install mupdf free pdf viewer in Ubuntu 19.04. mupdf is a open source best pdf reader for Linux operating system. It’s an nice light weight user friendly document viewer application. mupdf pdf viewer is a cross platform available for major operating systems i.e Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. It’s also available for Mobile operating systems i.e. iPhone, Android, Java Based mobiles.

The best advantage of mupdf best pdf reader is not only it’s supports pdf documents but also you can use this app to read so many other document formats i.e. E-Books, CBZ, epub, xpf and many more. This application is written using C programming language. You can customize the mupdf app by downloading the source code.

How to Install MUPDF Free PDF Viewer In Ubuntu 19.04 – A Best Pdf Reader For Linux

Follow the below steps to install mupdf free pdf viewer in Ubuntu 19.04 – Best pdf reader for Linux

Before start the installation of mupdf free pdf viewer we have to update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 19.04. So to do the same use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 xenial-security InRelease            
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                   
Hit:3 xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:4 xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the mupdf best pdf reader package and we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository for that as it’s a part of default repository of Ubuntu 19.04. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install mupdf   # Install the mupdf Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libopenjp2-7 mupdf
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 454 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,706 kB of archives.
After this operation, 10.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter "y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the mupdf free pdf viewer package. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l mupdf   # Confirm the installed Package
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
ii  mupdf                                1.7a-1                  amd64                   lightweight PDF viewer

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Now to open a pdf file using mupdf application follow the below syntax.

Syntax : mupdf [options] pdf file name

Here I have a sample pdf file named “mypdf.pdf“. So to open the pdf file using mupdf free pdf viewer use the below command. Refer the snapshot below.

How to Install MUPDF Free PDF Viewer In Ubuntu 19.04 – A Best Pdf Reader For Linux

MUPDF Free PDF Viewer

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ mupdf mypdf.pdf   # Open a pdf file

For more help & arguments of mupdf application you can access the manual page using below command.

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ man mupdf   # Access the mupdf manual page

OR just type the command mupdf on shell prompt to get all arguments of this app.

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ mupdf   # To get all Options/Arguments of mupdf
usage: mupdf [options] file.pdf [page]
        -p -    password
        -r -    resolution
        -A -    set anti-aliasing quality in bits (0=off, 8=best)
        -C -    RRGGBB (tint color in hexadecimal syntax)
        -W -    page width for EPUB layout
        -H -    page height for EPUB layout
        -S -    font size for EPUB layout

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How To Uninstall MUPDF Free PDF Viewer in Ubuntu?

For any reasons, if you don’t like MUPDF Free PDF Viewer Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

[email protected]:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -r mupdf   # Uninstall the mupdf Package
(Reading database ... 174216 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mupdf (1.7a-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+19.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...

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