On OS X, is there a good application to open PS files without converting them to PDF?
In addition, I want to associate PS.GZ files to this application, but retain the TAR.GZ association to my uncompressor. Is this feasible?
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There are several possibilities:
Preview.app (comes with OS X) will open any PS (PostScript) file. In the background, I assume, a conversion to PDF takes place, but this should not be an issue.
Adobe Illustrator can open and edit PostScript files. Shelling out a rather big amount of money for just viewing a PS file seems overkill, though. However, there is a free 30-day-trial (link from January 2013 for CS6).
PostView by Metaobject is said to support PostScript as well, but I personally am not convinced / could not get it to work.
My personal recommendation: Use Preview.app!
Problem: I recently encountered this problem and found Preview.app was unable to open a
Solution: Changing the extension to
*.eps allowed the files to be opened automatically (i.e. double-clicking on the
*.eps file converted the file to PDF and opened it in Preview.app).
Caveat: However, YMMV.