Where the output from a2ps goes is determined by the options you specify when typing the command. This document illustrates the basic uses of the a2ps. GNU a2ps is a filter which generates PostScript from various formats, with pretty- printing features, Output Options, What should be done of the output. See the output of `a2ps –list=media’ for the list of supported media. The special medium `libpaper’ means that you want a2ps to ask the library libpaper for the.

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This ourput seems to us a good compromise. It does not know about sophisticated options like landscape orientation with the page image rotated ninety degreesduplex printing using both the front and the back of each sheetor n -up printing multiple page images on the same side of the same sheet, side by side or in a rectangular grid. For instance, in mail-folder style, tag 1 is the title of the mail, oufput tag 2 its author. See section Meta sequences for details.

Those three numbers are related to red, green and blue proportions used to designate a color. But we need in urgency small pieces of information: By default, each file begins printing on a new sheet “file alignment”.

The output may be sent to the printer or to the standard output or saved into a file. Or access this man pages on-line as a web page: If file alignment is filla2ps prints a file beginning in the next available cell, leaving no empty cell in between it and the previous file.


Sequences are string is a string between two markers. January 23, at The precise conditions of the licenses for the programs currently being distributed that relate to pack are outpuh in the General Public Licenses that accompany oytput. If the width is negative, the value will be printed left-justified.

So if you just want messages and time format to be localized, then define: There is no equivalent to the LaTeX environment enumerate. This program is a great find for me. Working with Ghostscript 6.

Working with a2ps

The main feature of pack is its pretty-printing capabilities. Indeed pack just looks for some keywords, or some sequencesi. Empty cells in the layout are not filled.

The basic command for sending a file to a MathLAN printer is lprwith or without a command-line option -Pduerer-Ppacioli-Pescher-Pmoxonor -Ptory to specify a printer. There are two PostScript instructions you might want to use in your new PostScript prologue: To achieve these subtler effects, we need a print filter — a program that applies a transformation to the print job and sends the result to the printer through lpralthough the actual invocation of lpr is usually invisible.

A valid example of the -P option would be -P copyctr for the copy center. These two are provided in the case pack would be used by the print service: It is also possible to specify several closing markers, just by putting them one after the other, for instance taken for the ada style sheet: Keywords are written in bold, strings in Times, comments in Italic etc.

Multiple files a2ps also supports multiple input files.


General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

This conversion can be achieved with a2ps a2ps package. Take the output of a2ps and convert it into your printer’s language by entering:.

The main advantages for using PreScript are: A marker is a fixed string. Refer to the documentation of your printer for supported options.

a2ps, version 4.7.20

You may skip this section if you don’t care how pack does this, and if you don’t expect to implement new styles. As for page device, those variables are device dependent: There are no man pages because now the documentation is written in Texinfo. The subroutines and source code in the pack package are “free”; this means that everyone outout free to use them and free to redistribute them on a free basis. Their main use is to avoid a sequence from being terminated too soon, e.

It would be a2p if pack could easily print files written in ISO Latin 2. There is no way in PreScript to get an automatic numbering.

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies. This style also suits news files. Read the man page if you want to print double-sided, or you want to number each line in the output.

There z2ps be a space between the option, -P, and the printer name.