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Disable form feed on a serial printer connected to Sco OpenServer

I connected a serial printer to my scoOpenServer which works great. I was able to disable the banner in the interface of the printer. However i am unable to find the command in the interface to disable the formfeed . Below is a copy of the interface file. Please can anyone instruct me on how to disable the file.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
#Set up some global variables.
: ${SPOOLDIR:=/usr/spool/lp}
: ${LOCALPATH:=${SPOOLDIR}/bin}

#Set up the default filter.
if [ -x "${LOCALPATH}/lp.cat" ]
then
LPCAT="${LOCALPATH}/lp.cat 0"
else
LPCAT="cat"
fi

#If we are not using a filter, use the default one.
if [ -z "${FILTER}" ]
then
FILTER="${LPCAT}"
fi

if [ -x "${LOCALPATH}/drain.output" ]
then
DRAIN="${LOCALPATH}/drain.output 1"
else
DRAIN=
fi

nobanner="yes"

if [ -z "${BANNERS}" ]
then
nhead=0
else
nhead=${BANNERS}
fi

for i in $5
do
case "${i}" in

nobanner )
nobanner="yes"
;;
esac
done

if [ "no" = "${nobanner}" ]
then

while [ $nhead -gt 0 ]
do
# echo "\014\c"
echo "$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n"
banner "$2"



echo "\n"
user=`grep "^$2:" /etc/passwd | line | cut -d: -f5`
if [ -n "$user" ]
then
echo "User: $user\n"
else
echo "\n"
fi
echo "Request id: $1 Printer: `basename $0`\n"
date
echo "\n"
if [ -n "$3" ]
then
banner $3
fi
nhead=`expr $nhead - 1`
done
fi

copies=$4
#echo "\014\c"
shift; shift; shift; shift; shift
files="$*"
i=1
while [ $i -le $copies ]
do
for file in $files
do
0<${file} eval ${FILTER} 2>&1
echo "\014\c"
done
i=`expr $i + 1`
done

if [ "no" = "${nobanner}" ]
then
echo "$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"
echo "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n$x\n$x\n$x\n$x"
echo "$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"
echo "\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n"
echo "$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n$x\n"
fi

#Draining characters might be necessary.
${DRAIN}

exit 0
 
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