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pbm2ppa - convert portable bitmap (PBM) to HP's Printing Performance Architecture (PPA)
pbm2ppa [options] [ <infile] > [ <outfile]> ] ]
Reads portable bitmap (PBM) format as input. Outputs a stream suitable for processing by
Hewlett-Packard's range of Printing Performance Architecture (PPA) printers. pnm2ppa sup-
ports the HP 710c, 712c, 720c, 722c, 820c, and 1000c series printers.
(Portable bitmap (PBM) format output can be produced from PostScript(tm) input by the
GhostScript driver "pbmraw".)
infile Input file infile is either a path to a file or device, or '-' to indicate stdin
(defaults to stdin)
Output file outfile is either a path to a file or device, or '-' to indicate stdout
(defaults to stdout)
Sets the bottom margin bottommargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -b 150 =
-d Displays the current configuration
Overrides reading the configuration from /etc/pnm2ppa.conf, and uses configfile
-h Displays program usage
Sets the left margin leftmargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -l 150 = 0.25")
Sets the right margin rightmargin in units of 1/600 inches (e.g., -r 150 = 0.25")
Sets the paper size. Possible values for papersize are a4 (A4), letter or us (US
Letter, 8.5"x11"), and legal (US Legal, 8.5"x14"). The default is US Letter.
Sets the top margin topmargin in units of 1/600 inches (ie -t 150 = 0.25")
Selects the printer model. Possible values of printertype are: 710, 712, 720, 722,
820 and 1000. The default is the HP DeskJet 7X0 Series (710, 712, 720, 722).
Sets the x-offset xoffset from the left of the page. Units are 1/600 inches
Sets the y-offset yoffset from the top of the page. Units are 1/600 inches
The configuration file is read in first. Command line arguments then modify the resulting
The -x and -y options accumulate. The -v option resets all definitions back to an inbuilt
default for that printer and should be used before subsequent -b -l -r, -t, -x, and -y
Default configuration file
This code is licensed under the GNU Public License version 2. See LICENSE for details.
(c) 1998 Tim Norman
This program was written by Tim Norman. It originally supported black and white output on
the 820 series. This program is almost obsolete; its successor pnm2ppa will support color
This is a stable driver, but does not support color printing.
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