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       foomatic-rip - Universal print filter/RIP wrapper

   General Options:
       foomatic-rip [-v] [-q] <spooler-specific options>

   Spooler-less printing/CPS (older versions) filter:
       foomatic-rip [-P <printer>   |  --ppd  <ppdfile> ]  [-J <jobtitle> ] [-o  <option>=<value>
	[...]]	[<files>]

   CUPS filter:
       foomatic-rip <jobid> <user> <jobtitle> <numcopies> <options> [<file>]

   LPRng filter:
       foomatic-rip --lprng [-J<jobtitle>][-Z<option>=<value>[,<option>=<value>[, ...]] <ppdfile>

       foomatic-rip  [-J<jobtitle>][-Z<option>=<value>[,<option>=<value>[, ...]]
       (printcap :pdd=<ppdfile>)

       foomatic-rip --ppd <ppdfile>[-J<jobtitle>] [-Z<option>=<value>[,<option>=<value>[, ...]]

   LPD/GNUlpr filter:
       foomatic-rip [-w <number>] [-l <number>] [-x <number>] [-y <number>] [-i <num-
       ber>] [-c] [-n <string>] [-h <string>] [-j|-J <jobtitle>|<options>] <ppdfile>

       foomatic-rip [<option>=<value> [...]]

   PPR interface:
       foomatic-rip <queue> <destaddress> <options> <jobbreak> <feedback> <codes> <job-
       name> <routing> <for> <filetype> [<file>]

   PDQ driver file generation:
       foomatic-rip [--ppd <ppdfile>] [-o <option>=<value> [...]] --genpdq|--appendpdq|--genraw-

   PDQ filter:
       foomatic-rip --pdq --ppd <ppdfile>] [-o <option>=<value> [...]] <file>

   CPS (newer versions) filter:
       foomatic-rip --cps -P <printer> [-J <jobtitle>] [-o <option>=<value> [...]] [<files>]

       foomatic-rip  is  a  universal  print  filter  which  works with every known free software
       printer spooler. It has the following features:

       It translates PostScript and PDF (and also other file formats) from standard input to  the
       printer's native language (usually put to standard output).

       The  translation  is  done  with  an external renderer, usually Ghostscript (gs(1)). If no
       translation is needed (PostScript printer) the renderer's command line reduces to  cat(1).
       The way how this translation is done is described in a PPD file.

       Printer	capabilities,  how  to handle user options, and how to build the renderer command
       line is always described by PPD files, these PPD files usually come from Foomatic  or  can
       be  the	ones  supplied by the manufacturers of PostScript printers. The PPD files are the
       same for all spoolers.

       foomatic-rip works with every known spooler (CUPS, LPRng, LPD, GNUlpr, PPR, PDQ, CPS,  and
       without spooler). It auto-detects the spooler from which it was called by the command line
       options and environment variables which were supplied by the spooler.

       Non-PostScript/PDF files are translated to PostScript before they are passed to	the  ren-
       derer.  This  is  usually  done	by  a2ps(1), enscript(1), or mpage(1). foomatic-rip auto-
       detects which program is installed, but manual configuration is also possible.

       foomatic-rip does not only apply option settings supplied by the user through the  command
       line  of  the  printing command, but also searches the entire job for embedded option set-
       tings (only PostScript jobs). Here not only settings which affect the whole job are  taken
       into  account,  but  also  settings in the page headers, which are only valid for the page
       where they were found, so applications which produce PostScript	code  with  page-specific
       printer option settings are fully supported.

       -v	 verbose  mode for debugging.  WARNING: This will create a file in /tmp that con-
		 tains the debugging information.  This opens a security loophole and should  not
		 be used in production.

       -q	 quiet mode - minimal information output

       -P <printer>
		 <printer> is the configured printer which should be used for this job.

       --ppd <ppdfile>
		 The PPD file <ppdfile> should be applied for processing this job.

       -J <jobtitle>
		 The  <jobtitle>  will	be printed in the head line of every page of a plain text

       -o <option>=<value>
		 Option settings for this job, do

		 foomatic-rip -P <printer> -o docs <file>

		 (<file> can be an arbitrary existing file, as .bashrc, will not be  printed)  to
		 print a list of available options for the specified <printer>.

       <files>	 The file(s) to be printed.

       foomatic-rip  will  print  from	standard  input unless at least one file to be printed is
       specified  on  the  command   line.    If   your   printer   PPD   file	 is   stored   as
       /etc/direct/<printer>.ppd  or  ~/.foomatic/direct/<printer>.ppd	you  can use it by simply
       specifying "-P <printer>".

       Put a line

       *FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| <command>"

       into the PPD file, right after *PPD-Adobe: "4.3", where <command> is a command into  which
       you  want  to  re-direct the output data. Due to the restrictions of PPD files <, >, and "
       are not allowed in the <command>, replace them as follows:

       Character Replacement
	    <	 &lt;
	    >	 &gt;
	    "	 &quot;
	    '	 &apos;
	    &	 &amp;

       This way you can print directly to your printer, use

       *FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| cat &gt; /dev/lp0"


       *FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| cat &gt; /dev/usb/lp0"

       for local parallel or USB printers. To make normal users able to print this way	add  them
       to  the group lp and make sure that the appropriate printer device file /dev/... is group-
       writable for the lp group.

       for a TCP/Socket/JetDirect printer with the host name printer listening on port	9100  you
       need this:

       *FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| /usr/bin/nc -w 1 printer 9100"

       Note the "-w 1" in the "nc" command line, it makes "nc" exiting immediately after the data
       is transferred to the printer.

       *FoomaticRIPPostPipe: "| rlpr -Plp@printserver"

       directs your jobs to the LPD printer queue lp on the machine named printserver.

       See also http://www.openprinting.org/direct-doc.html

       See the documentation on the OpenPrinting Web site: http://www.openprinting.org/

       The file /etc/foomatic/filter.conf is read whenever foomatic-rip is executed. It allows to
       configure the behavior of foomatic-rip as follows (lines beginning with # are comments and
       therefore get ignored):

       textfilter: <command>
		 Selects the filter for input files which are not PostScript or  PDF.	<command>
		 is  one  of  a2ps,  enscript,	or mpage.  foomatic-rip automatically selects the
		 needed command line options.

       debug: 0|1
		 Turns on (1) or off (0) the debug mode. This  is  equivalent  to  supplying  the
		 --debug command line option. Default setting is 0.

       ps_accounting: 0|1
		 Turns	on  (1)  or  off  (0)  inserting PostScript code for page accounting into
		 PostScript jobs. The  inserted  PostScript  code  makes  Ghostscript  generating
		 accounting  output  on  stderr  and  CUPS  can  this way log each page which got
		 printed. The code will only be inserted if CUPS is the spooler. Default  setting
		 is 1.

       echo: [<path>/]<executable>
		 Sets the path to an echo(1) executable which supports -n.

       gspath: [<path>/]<executable>
		 Sets  the  path to the Ghostscript (gs(1)) executable. To be used if Ghostscript
		 is at a non-standard location or if an alternative Ghostscript should be used.

       execpath: <path>[:<path>]...
		 Sets the $PATH variable to be used by foomatic-rip.

       cupsfilterpath: <path>[:<path>]...
		 Sets the directories (colon-separated) in which foomatic-rip searches	for  CUPS

       preferred_shell: [<path>/]<executable>
		 Sets  the  preferred  shell  to  use  when  executing FoomaticRIPCommandLine and
		 friends. Several PPD files use shell constructs that require a more modern shell
		 like bash, zsh, or ksh.


	       The PPD files of the currently defined printers


	       Configuration file for foomatic-rip

       foomatic-rip returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.

       Till    Kamppeter   <till.kamppeter@gmail.com>	with   parts   of   Manfred   Wassmanns's
       <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> man pages for the Foomatic 2.0.x filters.

       None so far.

       Please send bug reports to the Foomatic mailing list:


Foomatic Project			    2002-11-26				  FOOMATIC-RIP(1)
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