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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for pap (redhat section 8)

PAP(8)				     System Manager's Manual				   PAP(8)

NAME
       pap  -  download files to or communicate interactively with an AppleTalk network connected
       printer

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/pap [ -d ] [ -p printer ] [ -s statusfile ] [ files ]

DESCRIPTION
       pap is used to connect and send files to an AppleTalk connected printer	using  the  Apple
       Printer	Access	Protocol  (PAP).   pap can also be used to conduct an interactive session
       with a PostScript printer.  When pap starts execution, it first tries obtain the status of
       the  printer.   It then tries to open a session with the printer using PAP, and then down-
       loads 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	directory  and	reads it to obtain the name of a printer.  The .paprc file should
       contain a single line of the form object:type@zone where each of object, :type, and  @zone
       are  optional.	type  and  zone must be proceeded by `:' and `@' respectively.	Lines the
       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
       this way.

OPTIONS
       -p printer
	      Connect  to  the	printer  named	printer (do not consult the .paprc file to find a
	      printer name).  The syntax for printer is the  same  as  discussed  above  for  the
	      .paprc file.

       -s statusfile
	      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 lpd(8)  within  lpd's  spool
	      directory.

       -c
	      Take  cuts.   The  PAP protocol specified a simple queuing procedure, such that the
	      clients tell the printer how long they've  been  waiting	to  print.   This  option
	      causes pap to lie about how long it's been waiting.

       -e
	      Send  stdout  to	stderr.   This	causes information that the printer returns to be
	      recorded as error output for lpd.

       -E
	      Don't wait for EOF from the printer.  This option  is  useful  for  printers  which
	      don't implement PAP correctly.  In a correct implementation, the client side should
	      wait for the printer to return EOF before closing  the  connection.   Some  clients
	      don't wait, and hence some printers have related bugs in their implementation.

       -w
	      Wait for the printer's status to contain the word "waiting" before sending the job.
	      This is to defeat printer-side spool available on HP IV and V printers.

FILES
       .paprc		   file that contains printer name

       ~/.paprc 	   secondary file to look in for printer name

SEE ALSO
       nbp(1), pap(4), lpd(8), papstatus(8), psf(8).

BUGS
       pap will send a quit command to exit interactive mode when it gets  an  end-of-file  on	a
       tty.   If  the user has already typed quit themselves, the quit that pap sends is spurious
       and will cause a PostScript error.  The fix would be for pap to watch what the user  types
       and look for quit, but this is impractical.

netatalk 1.2				   13 Dec 1991					   PAP(8)


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