For a reference manual, see Chapter 3 [Invoking a2ps], page 9. For the definition of some words, see Appendix A [Glossary], page Table of Contents. NAME. a2ps – format files for printing on a PostScript printer. SYNOPSIS. a2ps [OPTIONS] FILES a2ps [OPTIONS] DESCRIPTION. Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire.

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The statusdict is a special storage entity in PostScript a2pa a dictionnaryin which some variables and operators determine the behavior of the printer.

The a2ps program is 2aps powerful, versatile tool that lets you convert simple text files into high-quality PostScript output. This document was generated on 9 June using the texi2html translator version 1.

Hence it needs two alphabets: Indeed pack just looks for some keywords, or some sequencesi.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

This document describes pack version 4. Learn about these in the manual page of a2ps or read the full documentation of a2ps as an info page. If the width is negative, the value will be printed left-justified. All these options support text as an argument, which is composed of plain strings and meta sequences. It does 2aps know about sophisticated options like landscape orientation with the page image rotated manjal 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.


You might nevertheless want to change the print command to a2ps, to take advantage of some of the other options. There is a general mechanism to avoid special nanual from being interpreted: A new version was written in C manaul Miguel Santana for improve speed execution and portability. Keywords are written in bold, strings in Times, comments in Italic etc. Third, mixing several parsers within one program is not easy. The order in which you define the elements of a category but the sequences does manaul matter.

To msnual recognized, both need to start by a character in the first alphabet and to be immediately followed by a character which does not belong to the second alphabet.

Keywords and regular symbols A keyword if recognized, is just written in a special font. By default, a2ps produces single-sided sheets in portrait orientation; if the file being printed is a text file, a2ps draws a border around the body of each page and adds a header and a footer, giving the name and last-modification date of the file, the name of the person who printed it, the date of the print job, and a page number.

They need not to be preceded and followed by characters belonging to the alphabet. It is also possible to aa2ps several closing markers, just by putting them one after the other, for instance taken for the ada style sheet: Tags are piece of text pack fetches in the files, according to the style.

If you encoded new encodings support, please contact us. A marker is a fixed string. These are the options through which you may define the information you want to see all around the pages. This conversion can be achieved with a2ps a2ps package. Working with a2ps 6. By looking at the name of the file a2pw the first few bytes of its contents, a2ps can usually determine what kind of a file it is.

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Sequences are string is a string between two markers. Working with Ghostscript 6.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

Two different levels of pretty printing can be reached: There is a couple of things to know about the process. Escapes are immediately copied when found in a sequence. PreScript and pack can be used for one-the-fly formating.

The output may be sent to the printer or to aps standard output or saved into a file. A closing marker may require to end on end-of-line. For instance, in the exmh mail agent, the print command can be changed by moving the mouse pointer onto the button labelled Preferencesclicking the left mouse button, moving the mouse pointer onto the button labelled Printing in the Preferences window that appears, clicking the left mouse button, and editing either or both of the text manuap labelled Text print command and PostScript print command to contain a template for an a2ps command line, such as.

When printing a human file only English may be supportedspelling should be checked.