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CentOS 7.0 - man page for a2ps (centos section 1)

A2PS(1) 						 FSF						      A2PS(1)

NAME
a2ps - format files for printing on a PostScript printer
SYNOPSIS
lt-a2ps [OPTION]... [FILE]...
DESCRIPTION
Convert FILE(s) or standard input to PostScript. By default, the output is sent to the default printer. An output file may be specified with -o. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Long options marked with * require a yes/no argument, corresponding short options stand for `yes'. Tasks: --version display version --help display this help --guess report guessed types of FILES --which report the full path of library files named FILES --glob report the full path of library files matching FILES --list=defaults display default settings and parameters --list=TOPIC detailed list on TOPIC (delegations, encodings, features, variables, media, ppd, printers, prologues, style-sheets, user-options) After having performed the task, exit successfully. Detailed lists may provide additional help on specific features. Global: -q, --quiet, --silent be really quiet -v, --verbose[=LEVEL] set verbosity on, or to LEVEL -=, --user-option=OPTION use the user defined shortcut OPTION --debug enable debugging features -D, --define=KEY[:VALUE] unset variable KEY or set to VALUE Sheets: -M, --medium=NAME use output medium NAME -r, --landscape print in landscape mode -R, --portrait print in portrait mode --columns=NUM number of columns per sheet --rows=NUM number of rows per sheet --major=DIRECTION first fill (DIRECTION=) rows, or columns -1, -2, ..., -9 predefined font sizes and layouts for 1.. 9 virtuals -A, --file-align=MODE align separate files according to MODE (fill, rank page, sheet, or a number) -j, --borders* print borders around columns --margin[=NUM] define an interior margin of size NUM The options -1.. -9 affect several primitive parameters to set up predefined layouts with 80 columns. There- fore the order matters: `-R -f40 -2' is equivalent to `-2'. To modify the layout, use `-2Rf40', or compose primitive options (`--columns', `--font-size' etc.). Virtual pages: --line-numbers=NUM precede each NUM lines with its line number -C alias for --line-numbers=5 -f, --font-size=SIZE use font SIZE (float) for the body text -L, --lines-per-page=NUM scale the font to print NUM lines per virtual -l, --chars-per-line=NUM scale the font to print NUM columns per virtual -m, --catman process FILE as a man page (same as -L66) -T, --tabsize=NUM set tabulator size to NUM --non-printable-format=FMT specify how non-printable chars are printed Headings: -B, --no-header no page headers at all -b, --header[=TEXT] set page header -u, --underlay[=TEXT] print TEXT under every page --center-title[=TEXT] set page title to TITLE --left-title[=TEXT] set left and right page title to TEXT --right-title[=TEXT] --left-footer[=TEXT] set sheet footers to TEXT --footer[=TEXT] --right-footer[=TEXT] The TEXTs may use special escapes. Input: -a, --pages[=RANGE] select the pages to print -c, --truncate-lines* cut long lines -i, --interpret* interpret tab, bs and ff chars --end-of-line=TYPE specify the eol char (TYPE: r, n, nr, rn, any) -X, --encoding=NAME use input encoding NAME -t, --title=NAME set the name of the job --stdin=NAME set the name of the input file stdin --print-anyway* force binary printing -Z, --delegate* delegate files to another application --toc[=TEXT] generate a table of content When delegations are enabled, a2ps may use other applications to handle the processing of files that should not be printed as raw information, e.g., HTML PostScript, PDF etc. Pretty-printing: -E, --pretty-print[=LANG] enable pretty-printing (set style to LANG) --highlight-level=LEVEL set pretty printing highlight LEVEL LEVEL can be none, normal or heavy -g alias for --highlight-level=heavy --strip-level=NUM level of comments stripping Output: -o, --output=FILE leave output to file FILE. If FILE is `-', leave output to stdout. --version-control=WORD override the usual version control --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix -P, --printer=NAME send output to printer NAME -d send output to the default printer (this is the default behavior) PostScript: --prologue=FILE include FILE.pro as PostScript prologue --ppd[=KEY] automatic PPD selection or set to KEY -n, --copies=NUM print NUM copies of each page -s, --sides=MODE set the duplex MODE (`1' or `simplex', `2' or `duplex', `tumble') -S, --setpagedevice=K[:V] pass a page device definition to output --statusdict=K[:[:]V] pass a statusdict definition to the output -k, --page-prefeed enable page prefeed -K, --no-page-prefeed disable page prefeed By default a2ps is tuned to do what you want to, so trust it. To pretty print the content of the `src' direc- tory and a table of content, and send the result to the printer `lw', $ a2ps -P lw --toc src/* To process the files `sample.ps' and `sample.html' and display the result, $ a2ps -P display sample.ps sample.html To process a mailbox in 4 up, $ a2ps -=mail -4 mailbox To print as a booklet on the default printer, which is Duplex capable, $ a2ps -=book paper.dvi.gz -d News, updates and documentation: visit http://www.gnu.org/software/a2ps/.
AUTHOR
Written by Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana.
REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-a2ps@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 1988-1993 Miguel Santana Copyright (C) 1995-2000 Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana Copyright (C) 2007- Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana and Masayuki Hatta This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MER- CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
a2ps(1), card(1), fixps(1), pdiff(1), psset(1), texi2dvi4a2ps(1). The full documentation for a2ps is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and a2ps programs are properly installed at your site, the command info a2ps should give you access to the complete manual. GNU a2ps 4.14 June 2014 A2PS(1)


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