How To Install Foxit Reader on CentOS 7

Install Foxit Reader on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Foxit Reader on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Foxit PDF Reader can be used to view, create, edit, organize, sign, scan, and OCR. It can easily export PDF files to the office, PDF/A/E/X, and more. Users can collaborate, share, sign, protect, and secure documents using Foxit Reader.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Foxit Reader on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Foxit Reader on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Foxit PDF Reader.

First, download the installer file according to your system requirement. Use the below link to download the Foxit installer:

wget http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/foxit/reader/desktop/linux/1.x/1.1/en_us/FoxitReader1.10.0225_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz

Unpack the Foxit PDF Reader archive to the document root directory on your server:

tar -xvf FoxitReader1.10.0225_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz

Next, run the following command to start the setup process of Foxit Reader:


The installation wizard is completed and to start running the application, type the FoxitReader command in the terminal and hit enter:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Foxit Reader. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Foxit Reader on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Foxit Reader website.

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