mailp, digestp, filep, newsp, filofaxp, franklinp, timemanp,
timesysp - frontends to the mp Text to PDL (Printer Descrip-
tion Language) pretty print filter
mailp [options] filename...
newsp [options] filename...
digestp [options] filename...
filep [options] filename...
filofaxp [options] filename...
franklinp [options] filename...
timemanp [options] filename...
timesysp [options] filename...
The mailp utility is a frontend to the mp(1) program. It
uses different names to provide various mp options:
mailp Prints out mail messages.
newsp Prints out USENET news articles.
Prints out USENET digest files.
filep Prints out ordinary ASCII files.
Prints out in Filofax personal organiser format.
Prints out in Franklin Planner personal organiser for-
Prints out in Time Manager personal organiser format.
Prints out in Time/System International personal
mailp and the associated programs read each filename in
sequence and generate a prettified version of the contents.
If no filename arguments are provided, mailp reads the
mailp works in two ways. With the -D option, it will work as
an X print server client to produce the PDL of the target
printer and spool it. With the -d or -P option, it will gen-
erate and spool PostScript output.
The following options are supported:
Sends output to the named printer. Otherwise, sends
output to the printer named in the PRINTER environment
-D Generates the PDL for the target printer and spools it
to the printer.
-F Instead of printing who the mail article is for, the
top header will contain who the mail article is from.
This is a useful option for people with their own per-
-h Banner printing is disabled. Most of the information
that typically appears on the banner sheet is output
in the mp banners.
-l Formats output in landscape mode. Two pages of text
will be printed per sheet of paper.
Same as -d option.
Uses subject as the new subject for the printout. If
you are printing ordinary ASCII files which have been
specified on the command line, the subject will
default to the name of each of these files.
The following operand is supported:
The name of the file to be read.
If none of the -d, -D, or -P options is used, mailp uses the
PRINTER environment variable to determine the printer to
which the output from the mp(1)program is sent. If the
PRINTER variable is not found, the default destination is
the PostScript printer.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
1 An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWmp |
The -P option, which spools the PDL directly to the target
printer in mp(1), produces PostScript when used in mailp so
as to be backward compatible.
Man(1) output converted with