# How to open PDF file in Chrome via command in Linux?

Chrome can view PDF file, so I decide to make it as my default PDF viewer. However, I do not know how to open PDF file in chrome via my terminal emulator.

I have tried a command google-chrome example.pdf, but it failed while the address is not file:///path/to/example.pdf/ but http://example.pdf/.

My English is not good, so you can edit the question if necessary.

Thank you!

Updated: Sorry for I did not mention that the solution must be effective for GNU/Linux.

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Did you try "google-chrome file:///path/to/example.pdf"? –  Jan Doggen Aug 22 '13 at 8:00
@JanDoggen It works, but it is too boring while I can not press tab to complete it quickly. Is there any better method? –  acgtyrant Aug 22 '13 at 9:19
Works for me. What Chrome version are you running? Try google-chrome ./example.pdf, perhaps — example.pdf looks like a domain name but as soon as you add a / it looks like a file name. –  Gilles Aug 22 '13 at 9:39
@acgtyrant I don't know Linux, but can't you make script saying "google-chrome file:///path/to/%1.pdf" (like a Windows batch file) ? –  Jan Doggen Aug 22 '13 at 9:51
@Gilles google-chrome ./example.pdf still turns in to http://./texlive-zh-cn.pdf. @JanDoggen No, I do not have any idea:) –  acgtyrant Aug 22 '13 at 10:34

<path to chrome.exe> <path to pdf file>