Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language. A PostScript interpreter usually takes as input a set of graphics commands. The output is usually a page bitmap which is then sent to an output device such as a printer or display. PostScript is embedded in many printers.

Ghostscript has several main uses:

  1. Display a PostScript file (avoid killing trees).
  2. Display a PostScript file to decide if you really need to print it (reduce the number of trees killed).
  3. Print a PostScript file to a non-PostScript printer (kill more trees).


  • Necessary device support for CUPS is included – be sure to modify path entry in /cups/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster if upgrading CUPS
  • Please, Please read the included readme.os2 for tips on getting this build to work with GSView before emailing me saying it doesn’t work!


Ghostscript 9.15 – updated 2014-10-11

Ghostscript 9.14 – updated 2014-05-26

Ghostscript 9.10 – updated 2013-12-31

Ghostscript v8.71 (Updated 2012-06-11) (recomended for use with CUPS)