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Upon opening a pdf in evince and then making a change to that document (recompiling it in LaTeX), evince will automatically refresh to the latest version of the document.

mupdf however does not do this: it keeps showing the version I originally opened. The latest version can be loaded with the r command, but is there a way to make mupdf behave like evince in that respect? The manual doesn’t mention this.

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Poke mupdf with a HUP signal after the document changes (e.g. after recompiling it, or use entr or something to note the filesystem change)

pkill -HUP mupdf

or with more complication one might write an open-or-signal-mupdf script.

  • Thanks for your answer. Since I’m using latexmk (but didn’t mention it in the question), I now found this answer, which is exactly what I was looking for: superuser.com/questions/707483/… – Philipp Feb 22 '18 at 16:34
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Adding a little to thrig's answer, this is what I came up with:

f=file.pdf; mupdf $f & while inotifywait -e close_write $f; do pkill -HUP mupdf; done

This will open a pdf file with mupdf and refresh whenever the pdf is written to.

the idea to use inotify came from this answer

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