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Manual Reference Pages  -  APVLV (1)


apvlv - PDF/DJVU/UMD/HTML/TXT viewer with vim-like behaviour




apvlv [options] [file]


apvlv is a PDF/DJVU/UMD/HTML/TXT viewer, which behaves like vim.


-c file
  Load configuration from file instead of the default ~/.apvlvrc
-h Show help message and exit
-v Show version and exit


The following command keys can be used inside apvlv. Some of them may be prefixed by a number (as in pressing "13G"), this is indicated by a count in their description. Unless noted otherwise, the default value for the number is 1.
o Display file chooser to open a PDF/DJVU/UMD/HTML/TXT file
O Select a directory to display
t Display file chooser to open a PDF/DJVU/UMD/HTML/TXT file in a new tab
T Select a directory to display in a new tab
R Reload the current file
r Rotate the document clockwise by 90 degrees
G Show page number count
gt Show next tab
gT Show previous tab
PageDown, C-f
  Go forward count pages
PageUp, C-b
  Go backward count pages
C-d Go forward count half pages
C-u Go backward count half pages
H Scroll to page head
M Scroll to page middle
L Scroll to page bottom
s skip some pages count
C-p, Up, k
  Scroll up count units
C-n, Down, h
  Scroll down count units
Backspace, Left, h
  Scroll left count units
Space, Right, l
  Scroll right count units
/ string
  Search forwards for string
? string
  Search backwards for string
f Toggle between fullscreen and window mode
zi Zoom in
zo Zoom out
zw Zoom to fit window width
zh Zoom to fit window height
m char Mark the current position to char, so that it can be recalled by pressing char
char Return to the mark position char
’’ Return to the last position
q Close the current window
v Select a area
C-v Select a rectange area
y copy the select area text to clipboard


These can be set in ~/.apvlvrc with "set setting [= value]".
fullscreen = yes/no
  Enable/Disable fullscreen
width = int
  Default window width
height = int
  Default window height
defaultdir = path
  Default directory for the open dialogue
zoom = mode
  Set default zoom level
  The application sets the default zoom value
  Fit pages to window width
  Fit pages to window height
float 1.0 for 100%, 2.0 for 200%, etc.
content = yes/no
  Show content view first
continuous = yes/no
  Show PDF/DJVU/UMD/HTML/TXT pages continuously or not.
continuouspad = int
  Padding betwen pages for continuous = yes
autoscrollpage = yes/no
  Enable/Disable scrolling the pages when hitting a page tail/head
noinfo = yes/no
  Disable/Enable the usage of ~/.apvlvinfo
pdfcache = int
  Set pdf cache size
  Disable/Enable cache
scrollbar = yes/no
  Set show scrollbar or not
visualmode = yes/no
  Set use visual mode to select and copy text or not
wrapscan = yes/no
  Set wrapscan to search text or not
doubleclick = action
  Set default double click action
none Selection nothing
word Selection a word under the curcor to clipboard
line Selection a line under the curcor to clipboard
page Selection a page under the curcor to clipboard
guioptions = m/T/mT
  Weather display menu, toolbar or mean and toolbar.
autoreload = int
  If auto reload document after some seconds
inverted = yes/no
  If use inverted mode for pdf page


Like the COMMANDS, but prefixed with a colon:
  Display the help document
:h[elp] info
  Display the help document (section "introduction")
:h[elp] command
  Display the help document (section "command")
:h[elp] setting
  Display the help document (section "setting")
:h[elp] prompt
  Display the help document (section "prompt")
  Close the current window
:o[pen] file
  Open file
:doc file
  Load file into the current window
:TOtext [file]
  Translate file (or the current page) to a text file
  Print the current document
  Create a new tab
:sp Horizontally split the current window
:vsp Vertically split the current window
:fp, :forwardpage [int]
  Go forward int pages (1 by default)
:bp, :prewardpage [int]
  Go backward int pages (1 by default)
:g, :goto int
  Go to page int
:z[oom] mode
  Set zoom to mode (see "set zoom" in SETTINGS)
: int Go to page int


apvlv was written by Alf <>.

This manual page was originally written by Stefan Ritter <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others), and was rewritten more beautifully by Daniel Friesel <>.

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