xdpr - dump an X window directly to a printer
xdpr [ filename ] [ -display host:display ] [ -Pprinter ] [ -device devtype ] [ option ...
Xdpr uses the commands xwd, xpr, and lpr or lp to dump an X window, process it for a par-
ticular printer type, and print it out on the printer of your choice. This is the easiest
way to get a printout of a window. Xdpr by default will print the largest possible repre-
sentation of the window on the output page.
The options for xdpr are the same as those for xpr, xwd, and lpr or lp. The most com-
monly-used options are described below; see the manual pages for these commands for more
detailed descriptions of the many options available.
Specifies a file containing a window dump (created by xwd) to be printed instead of
selecting an X window.
Specifies a printer to send the output to. If a printer name is not specified
here, xdpr (really, lpr or lp) will send your output to the printer specified by
the PRINTER environment variable. Be sure that type of the printer matches the
type specified with the -device option.
Normally, xdpr gets the host and display number to use from the environment vari-
able ``DISPLAY.'' One can, however, specify them explicitly; see X(1).
Specifies the device on which the file will be printed. Currently supported:
la100 Digital LA100
ljet HP LaserJet series and other monochrome PCL devices such as ThinkJet,
QuietJet, RuggedWriter, HP2560 series, and HP 2930 series printers
ln03 Digital LN03
pjet HP PaintJet (color mode)
pjetxl HP HP PaintJet XL Color Graphics Printer (color mode)
pp IBM PP3812
ps PostScript printer
The default is PostScript. -device lw (LaserWriter) is equivalent to -device ps
and is provided only for backwards compatibility.
-help This option displays the list of options known to xdpr.
Any other arguments will be passed to the xwd, xpr, and lpr or lp commands as appropriate
xwd(1), xpr(1), lpr(1), lp(1), xwud(1), X(1)
DISPLAY which display to use by default.
PRINTER which printer to use by default.
Copyright X Consortium
See X(1) for a full statement of rights and permissions.
Paul Boutin, MIT Project Athena
Michael R. Gretzinger, MIT Project Athena
Jim Gettys, MIT Project Athena
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