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pap, papstatus - client interface to remote printers using Printer Access Protocol
pap [ -c ] [ -e ] [ -p nbpname ] [ -s statusfile ] [ files ]
papstatus [ -p nbpname ]
pap is used to connect and send files to an AppleTalk connected printer using the Apple
Printer Access Protocol (PAP). When pap starts execution, it tries to open a session with
the printer using PAP, and then downloads the files to the printer.
If no files are given on the command line, pap begins reading from standard input.
If no printer is specified on the command line, pap looks for a file called .paprc in the
current working directory and reads it to obtain the nbpname of a printer. Blank lines
and lines that begin with a `#' are ignored. type and zone default to LaserWriter and the
zone of the local host, respectively.
Note that pap is designed to be useful as a communication filter for sending lpd(8)
spooled print jobs to AppleTalk connected printers. See psf(8) for hints on how to use it
-c Take cuts. Normally pap tells the printer how long it has been waiting. When -c
is specified, pap claims to have been waiting forever.
-e Send any message from the printer to stderr instead of stdout. psf(8) invokes pap
with this option.
Connect to the printer named nbpname and do not consult the .paprc file to find a
printer name. See nbp_name(3) for the syntax of nbpname.
Update the file called statusfile to contain the most recent status message from
the printer. pap gets the status from the printer when it is waiting for the
printer to process input. The statusfile will contain a single line terminated
with a newline. This is useful when pap is invoked by psf(8) within lpd's spool
.paprc file that contains printer name
nbp_name(3), lpd(8), psf(8).
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