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Authored by: sveinbjornt on Jul 27, '04 09:27:33AM
No need to download GhostScript. Mac OS X ships with the /usr/bin/pstopdf command line program, which also converts PostScript files to PDF. It is, amongst other things, used by Preview.

You can get a nifty command line Source-To-PDF converter by doing the following:

# sudo pico /bin/src2pdf

and type in the following:

vgrind $1 | pstopdf -i -o $1.pdf

then save it by doing Ctl-X and then change the permissions to 755. You then have the command line utility src2pdf, which takes a single source file as argument and generates a pdf file with the same name (but of course, the .pdf suffix).

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Authored by: sjk on Jul 27, '04 03:43:29PM

/usr/local/bin would be a more preferable location for such a script. About the /bin directory, the hier(7) man page says:

user utilities fundamental to both single-user and multi-user environments

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