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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for postprint (opensolaris section 1)

postprint(1)				  User Commands 			     postprint(1)

NAME
       postprint - PostScript translator for text files

SYNOPSIS
       postprint [-c num] [-f name] [-l num] [-m num] [-n num]
	    [-o list] [-p mode] [-r num] [-s num] [-t  num]
	    [-x num] [-y num] [file]...

       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/postprint

DESCRIPTION
       The  postprint  filter translates text files into PostScript and writes the results on the
       standard output. If no files are specified, or if - is one of the input files,  the  stan-
       dard input is read.

OPTIONS
       -c num	  Print num copies of each page. By default, only one copy is printed.

       -f name	  Print files using font name. Any PostScript font can be used, although the best
		  results will be obtained only with constant width fonts. The	default  font  is
		  Courier.

       -l num	  Set the length of a page to num lines. By default, num is 66. Setting num to	0
		  is allowed, and will cause postprint to guess a value, based on the point  size
		  that's being used.

       -m num	  Magnify  each  logical page by the factor num. Pages are scaled uniformly about
		  the origin, which is located near the upper  left  corner  of  each  page.  The
		  default magnification is  1.0.

       -n num	  Print  num  logical pages on each piece of paper, where num can be any positive
		  integer. By default, num is set to  1.

       -o list	  Print pages whose numbers are given in the comma-separated list. The list  con-
		  tains  single  numbers N and ranges N1 - N2. A missing N1 means the lowest num-
		  bered page, a missing N2 means the highest. The page range is an expression  of
		  logical  pages  rather   than physical sheets of paper. For example, if you are
		  printing two logical pages to a  sheet, and you specified a range of	 4,  then
		  two  sheets  of paper would print, containing four  page layouts. If you speci-
		  fied a page range of	3-4, when requesting two logical pages to a  sheet;  then
		  only	 page  3  and  page  4 layouts would print, and they would  appear on one
		  physical sheet of paper.

       -p mode	  Print files in either portrait or landscape mode. Only the first  character  of
		  mode is significant. The default mode is portrait.

       -r num	  Selects  carriage  return  behavior. Carriage returns are ignored if num is  0,
		  cause a return to column 1 if num is	1, and generate a newline if num  is   2.
		  The default num is  0.

       -s num	  Print files using point size num. When printing in landscape mode num is scaled
		  by a factor that depends on the imaging area of the device.  The  default  size
		  for  portrait  mode  is   10. Note that increasing point size increases virtual
		  image size, so you either need to load larger paper, or use the -l0  option  to
		  scale the number of lines per page.

       -t num	  Assume  tabs	are  set  every  num  columns, starting with the first column. By
		  default, tabs are set every  8 columns.

       -x num	  Translate the origin num inches along the positive x axis. The default  coordi-
		  nate	system	has the origin fixed near the upper left corner of the page, with
		  positive x to the right and positive y down the page. Positive num moves every-
		  thing to the right. The default offset is  0.25 inches.

       -y num	  Translate  the  origin num inches along the positive y axis. Positive num moves
		  text up the page. The default offset is  -0.25 inches.

       A new logical page is started  after 66 lines have been printed on the current  page,   or
       whenever an ASCII form feed character is read. The number of lines per page can be changed
       using the -l option. Unprintable ASCII characters are ignored, and lines that are too long
       are silently truncated by the printer.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1 Examples of postprint.

       To print file1  and  file2  in landscape mode, issue the following command:

	 example% postprint -pland file1 file2

       To print three logical pages on each physical page in portrait mode:

	 example% postprint -n3 file

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	   Successful completion.

       non-zero    An error occurred.

FILES
       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/forms.ps

       /usr/lib/lp/postscript/ps.requests

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

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWpsf			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       download(1),  dpost(1),	postdaisy(1),  postdmd(1),  postio(1), postmd(1), postreverse(1),
       posttek(1), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				    9 Sep 1996				     postprint(1)


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