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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for foomatic-rip (opensolaris section 1)


       foomatic-rip - Universal print filter/RIP wrapper

   General Options:
       foomatic-rip [-v] [-q] [-d] <filter 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  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 can 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 files are translated to PostScript before they are passed to the	renderer.
       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 affectimg 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

       -d	 identical  to	the 'opts' option, but option information is left in text format.
		 This is useful for running foomatic-rip from the command line to determine  what
		 the  printer option are.  The PPD file will need to be specified using the --ppd

       -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 a file to print  is  specified  on  the
       command	line.	If  your  printer  PPD file is stored as /etc/sfw/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 wnat to re-direct the output data. Due to the restictions 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 tranferred 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.linuxprinting.org/direct-doc.html

       See the documentation on the Linux Printing Web site: http://www.linuxprinting.org


	       The PPD files of the currently defined printers

       foomatic-rip returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.

       Till   Kamppeter   <till.kamppeter@gmx.net>   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 foomatic-devel@linuxprinting.org.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |   ATTRIBUTE TYPE    |	      ATTRIBUTE VALUE	     |
       |Availability	     | SUNWffiltersu SUNWffiltersr   |
       |Interface Stability  | External 		     |
       Source for foomatic-filters is available on http://opensolaris.org.

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

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