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a light solution to convert text to pdf in Linux [closed]

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am looking for a light solution in linux, to literally convert a *.txt file into pdf format. I hope the solution satisfies:

  1. lightweight. I know renaming *.txt to *.odt and then use libreoffice is a pathway, but it will load the heavy libreoffice.
  2. I know pr|groff -Tpdf is a solution, yet it does not work literally: it throws away my line-breaks, an may accidentally eat some special marks as escaped labels, making potential bugs. But I still hope to use these old tools as much as possible, because they are stable and fast.

Many thanks!

Answers:

One way would be to use enscript followed by ps2pdf

enscript -p file.ps file.txt
ps2pdf file.ps file.pdf