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#626 2016-05-26 06:38:17

From: India
Registered: 2015-06-13
Posts: 536

Re: zathura - a document viewer

jethronsun7 wrote:

I believe somehow more clear instructions should be mentioned?

At least it took me quite some time to figure out that installing one of the pdf plugin is required.

Well pacman output always shows optional dependancies with it's one line description, you can also check it with

 pacman -Si <pkg name> 

or for installed pkgs

 pacman -Qi <pkg name> 

++ the output of same commands also gives link to the source site of that package, where you can check documentation.

++ zathura also supports comic books with "zathura-cb" but it is not shown as optional dep, which needs to be added.

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#627 2016-07-15 09:18:19

Registered: 2015-04-15
Posts: 2

Re: zathura - a document viewer

[EDIT] works again after a recent update, :-)

automatic document reloading (when the file is modified) is not working for me

I dont get any change events when i use zathura -l debug

$ pacman -Qs zathura
local/zathura 0.3.6-2
    Minimalistic document viewer
local/zathura-cb 0.1.5-3
    Adds comic book support to zathura
local/zathura-djvu 0.2.5-2
    DjVu support for Zathura
local/zathura-pdf-mupdf 0.3.0-2
    PDF support for Zathura (MuPDF backen
local/zathura-ps 0.2.3-2
    Adds ps support to zathura by using the libspectre library

Last edited by krobelus (2016-07-31 17:15:48)


#628 2016-08-06 11:18:43

Registered: 2013-02-23
Posts: 146

Re: zathura - a document viewer

I'd like to append the current document path (or a recent opened document path) from zathura to a file, so that I can create a list of favourites which can then be opened with tabbed + zathura in a successive session.

Do you know how can I do, or where to focus in the source code in order to create such a patch?

Also it would be great to manage this "document bookmarks" within zathura.


#629 2016-10-14 18:00:39

From: Canada
Registered: 2005-12-06
Posts: 1,557

Re: zathura - a document viewer


I read a lot of technology books. I'm a software developer.
I have a directory in my /home called books.
To create fast access to the books I'm currently reading I do the following:
1. cd /home/my-user/books
2. ln -s path/to/my/book.pdf mybook

Then, when I want to read the book, I click on the book icon in Dolphin and I'm there. The next time I click on the same icon it will open in the last page I ware reading. smile

Hope this helps.



#630 2016-10-20 21:24:19

Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 46

Re: zathura - a document viewer

Can somebody test and add this to AUR?


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