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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However, the lpr program is rather limited. John David Stone stone cs. Two things are to retain from this: If these programs are modified by someone else and passed on, we want their recipients to know that what they have is not what we distributed, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on our reputation.

Reformatting PostScript with psutils. Some people helped to the translation: This guide discusses a few of the features of a program called a2ps, which acts as an interface mxnual a large selection of filters.

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.

PreScript and pack can be manuao for one-the-fly formating. What you are reading comes from this initial Texinfo file.


It uses two special features wrt non-English languages: Working with a2ps 6. A new version was written in C by Miguel Santana for improve speed execution and portability. A closing marker may require to end on end-of-line. Mabual it needs two alphabets: To be 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. Moreover, its size would have ten times what it is. And last but not least, using a parser requires that the sources are syntactic bug free, which is a strong requirement.

Currently Manuzl don’t know how to do that, but ogonkiky may be of valuable help. Most of them make lpr the default, but it is often possible mamual ask for a2ps, with or without command-line options, instead.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

,anual Please, respect the alphabetical order in which the languages are introduced. For instance, it detects that frogs. If you encoded new encodings support, please contact us. Similarly, it will run a file containing Java source code through a Java pretty-printer that italicizes comments and boldfaces keywords automatically, convert a JPEG image file to PostScript, and automatically expand a2px compressed.

One common way to run a2ps is from a shell in a terminal emulator.

General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

All other lines have the format:. If you want to do a profound translation work, contact manuzl. Many new features and improvements have been added since this first version.


For instance, in mail-folder style, tag 1 is the title of the mail, and tag 2 its author. There is no equivalent to the LaTeX environment enumerate. In the following is described how the style sheets are defined. Otherwise, the suffix of the file is compared with every name and abbreviation.

Sequences are string is a string between two markers. 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 manial the text fields labelled Text print command and PostScript print command to contain a template for an a2ps command line, such as.

It is also possible to specify several closing markers, just by putting them maanual after the other, for instance taken for the ada style sheet: They need not to be preceded and followed by characters belonging to the alphabet. Learn about these in the manual page of a2ps or read the full documentation of a2ps as an info page.