MUPDF(1) General Commands Manual MUPDF(1)

mupdf - MuPDF is a lightweight PDF viewer written in portable C

mupdf [options] file[page_number]

MuPDF is a document viewer that can show PDF, XPS, EPUB, XHTML, CBZ, and various image formats such as PNG, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF.

A description of each of the supported options is included below.

-p password
Uses the given password to open an encrypted PDF file. The password is tried both as user and owner password.
-r resolution
Changes the initial zoom level, specified as the resolution in dpi. The default value is 72.
-A bits
Changes the anti-aliasing quality, specified as a number of bits between 0 (off) and 8 (best). The default value is 8.
Sets the full-page tint using hexadecimal color syntax. The default value is FFFAF0.
Page width in points for EPUB layout.
Page height in points for EPUB layout.
-S size
Font size in points for EPUB layout.
User style sheet for EPUB layout.

A left click on a hyper link follows the link. In presentation mode advances to the next page.
In presentation mode goes back to the previous page.
Pan the page. Panning beyond the bottom or top edge will go to the next or previous page.
Select text in an area. On X11, the selected text can be pasted in another application with a middle click. Press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. On Windows, the selected text will automatically be copied to the clipboard.
Pan page up or down. Does not change page when reaching the bottom or top edge.
Pan page left or right.
Zoom in or out.

Page navigation:

. pgdn space
Go to the next page.
, pgup b
Go to the previous page.
Go to page 123.
Go to the first or last page.
Mark current page for snap back. Up to 256 pages can be marked.
Pop back to the latest mark.
Save the current page number in the numbered register.
Go to the page saved in the numbered register.

Zooming and rotating:

+, -
Zoom in or out.
Zoom page to exactly fit width/height of window.
Zoom page to fit either to width or height of window.
Reset zoom level.
[, ]
Rotate page left (counter-clockwise) or right (clockwise).
Shrinkwrap window to fit the page.
Toggles fullscreen mode.


Pan page left, down, up, or right.


/, ?
Search for text forwards or backwards.
Find the next/previous search result.


<, >
Increase/decrease EPUB/XHTML font size.
Reload file.
Toggle presentation mode.
Toggle between color and grayscale rendering.
Toggle full-page color tinting.
Toggle between normal and inverted color rendering.
Toggle ICC color mode.
Toggle spot color mode.
Set bit of anti-aliasing to use. The default is 8. 0 means no anti-aliasing, 9 means no anti-aliasing, centre-of-pixel rule, 10 means no anti-aliasing, any-part-of-a-pixel rule.
Show page number and total number of pages.
Save updated document file.

Sending a SIGHUP signal to the mupdf process will also cause the viewed file to be reloaded automatically, for use in e.g. build scripts.


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January 12, 2021