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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for lpf (redhat section 1)

LPF(1)				     General Commands Manual				   LPF(1)

NAME
       lpf - general printer filter

SYNOPSIS
       lpf -Pprinter -wwidth -llength -xwidth -ylength [ -c ] -Kcontrolfilename -Lbnrname [ -iin-
       dent ] [ -Zoptions ] [ -Cclass ] [ -Jjob ] [  -Raccntname  ]  -nlogin  -hHost  -Fformat	[
       -T[crlf,debug] -Dlevel ] [ affile ]

DESCRIPTION
       Lpf  is a general printer filter. Usually it is used as filter in the printcap file and is
       called by lpd.  The -Tcrlf option will suppress translation of LF  to  CR/LF  pairs.   The
       -Tdebug option will increment the debug level.

       The following options passes lpd by default:

       -Pprinter
	    The name of the printer.

       -wwidth
	    The page width in chars, as given in the :pw field in the printcap file

       -llength
	    The page length in lines, as given in the :pl field in the printcap file

       -xwidth
	    The page width in pixels, as given in the :px field in the printcap file

       -ylength
	    The page length in pixels, as given in the :py field in the printcap file

       -Kcontrolfilename
	    The name of the control file.

       -Lbnrname
	    The banner name.  This is set by the lpr -T option.

       -nlogin
	    The user login name.

       -hHost
	    The host where the job was submitted.

       -Fformat
	    The job format from the lpr -F option or other option.

       These options are optionally set by lpd:

       -Zoptions
	    Extra options. They are passed from the -Z parameter given on the lpr command command
	    line and can be interpreted by the filter.

       These remaining options can be added to the filter entry in the printcap file:

       -c   ignore control characters, set by lpr -b (binary) or -l (literal) options.

       -iindent
	    The indentation amount, set by lpr -i indent option.

       -Cclass
	    The class name, set by lpr -C class option.

       -Jjob
	    The job name, set by lpr -J job option.

       -Raccntname
	    The name of the accounting file, from printcap information.

       -Dlevel
	    Sets debug level. The level must be an integer, a nonzero  value  switches	debugging
	    on.

       -Tcrlf
	    Turn LF to CR/LF translation off.

       -Tdebug
	    Increment the debug level.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       zero (0)       Successful completion.

       non-zero (!=0) An error occurred.

FILES
       The  files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration file.  The follow-
       ing are a commonly used set of default values.
       /etc/lpd.conf				    LPRng configuration file
       ${HOME}/.printcap			    user printer description file
       /etc/printcap				    printer description file
       /etc/lpd.perms				    permissions
       /var/run/lpd				    lock file for queue control
       /var/spool/lpd				    spool directories
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/control		    queue control
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/log 		    trace or debug log file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/acct		    accounting file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/status		    status file

SEE ALSO
       lpd.conf(5), lpc(8), lpd(8), lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1),  printcap(5),  lpd.perms(5),  pr(1),
       lprng_certs(1), lprng_index_certs(1).

DIAGNOSTICS
       Most of the diagnostics are self explanatory.
       If you are puzzled over the exact cause of failure,
       set the debugging level on (-D5) and run again.
       The debugging information will
       help you to pinpoint the exact cause of failure.

HISTORY
       LPRng  is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR
       software.  The LPRng mailing list is lprng@lprng.com; subscribe by sending mail to  lprng-
       request@lprng.com  with	the  word  subscribe in the body.  The software is available from
       ftp://ftp.lprng.com/pub/LPRng.

AUTHOR
       Patrick Powell <papowell@lprng.com>.

LPRng					   LPRng-3.9.0					   LPF(1)


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