How to install Atril Document Viewer in Ubuntu Linux

In this article, we will learn how to install Atril document viewer in Ubuntu Linux. Atril is an open-source and free document viewer application that is used only for displaying documents. This is a great lightweight document viewer for MATE. The Atril document viewer supports many types of documents, Supports PDF, XPS, DJVU, CBR Comics, etc.

Follow the below steps to install Atril document viewer in Ubuntu Linux:

Before starting the installation of Atril document viewer, update the package and repository of Ubuntu Linux using the command given below.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease [3,182 B]

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Now we are ready to install Atril document viewer package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install atril
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-34-generic
linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-45-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-34-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
atril-common fonts-mathjax libatrildocument3 libatrilview3
libcaja-extension1 libjs-mathjax mate-desktop-common
Suggested packages:
caja unrar fonts-mathjax-extras fonts-stix libjs-mathjax-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
atril atril-common fonts-mathjax libatrildocument3 libatrilview3
libcaja-extension1 libjs-mathjax mate-desktop-common
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 62 not upgraded.
Need to get 9,505 kB of archives.
After this operation, 56.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 atril-common all 1.20.1-2ubuntu2 [781 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 fonts-mathjax all 2.7.3+dfsg-1 [2,208 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Atril document viewer package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l atril
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| 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 atril 1.20.1-2ubun amd64 MATE document viewer

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Now to open the Atril document viewer application just type the command atril on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ atril
How to install Atril document viewer in Ubuntu 18.04

Atril document viewer

You can also open the Atril document viewer application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Applications box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Atril document viewer in Ubuntu 18.04

Atril document viewer

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How To Uninstall Atril document viewer in Ubuntu Linux?

For any reason, if you don’t like Atril document viewer and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r atril
(Reading database ... 199790 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing atril (1.20.1-2ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.56.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Atril document viewer in Ubuntu Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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