How to view a (Instman) pdf file from a character based Terminal in Linux

There are situations in which a server do not provide GUI libraries or X forward capabilities and it is required to install Revolution R Enterprise.

The installation manual is inside the .tar.gz  in PDF format   (instman.pdf).

If no GUI interface is available, or file can not be copied and transferred after unbundled,  It is possible to read from a character based terminal if the package Poppler is installed.

For text based conversion:

-   $>  pdftotext instman.pdf - | less

For html based conversion:

-    $> pdftohtml -stdout -i instman.pdf | lynx -stdin

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