postprint - PostScript translator for text files


     postprint [-c num] [-f name] [-l num] [-m num]  [-n num]  [-
     o list]  [-p mode]  [-r num]  [-s num] [-t  num] [-x num] [-
     y num] [file...]



     The postprint filter translates text files  into  PostScript
     and  writes  the results on the standard output. If no files
     are specified, or if - is one of the input files, the  stan-
     dard input is read.


     -c num
           Print num copies of each page. By  default,  only  one
           copy is printed.

     -f name
           Print files using font name. Any PostScript  font  can
           be  used,  although  the best results will be obtained
           only with constant width fonts. The  default  font  is

     -l num
           Set the length of a page to num lines. By default, num
            66. Setting num to  0  is  allowed,  and  will  cause
           postprint  to  guess  a value, based on the point size
           that's being used.

     -m num
           Magnify each logical page by the factor num. Pages are
           scaled  uniformly  about  the origin, which is located
           near the upper left corner of each page.  The  default
           magnification is  1.0.

     -n num
           Print num logical pages on each piece of paper,  where
           num  can  be  any positive integer. By default, num is
           set to  1.

     -o list
           Print pages whose numbers  are  given  in  the  comma-
           separated list. The list contains single numbers N and
           ranges N1 - N2. A missing N1 means the lowest numbered
           page,  a  missing N2 means the highest. The page range
           is an expression of logical pages rather  than  physi-
           cal  sheets of paper. For example, if you are printing
           two logical pages to a  sheet,  and  you  specified  a
           range  of   4,  then  two sheets of paper would print,
           containing four  page layouts. If you specified a page
           range  of  3-4, when requesting two logical pages to a
           sheet; then only  page 3  and  page  4  layouts  would
           print, and they would  appear on one physical sheet of

     -p mode
           Print files in either portrait or landscape mode. Only
           the  first  character  of  mode  is  significant.  The
           default mode is portrait.

     -r num
           Selects carriage return behavior. Carriage returns are
           ignored  if  num  is  0, cause a return to column 1 if
           num is  1, and generate a newline if num  is   2.  The
           default num is  0.

     -s num
           Print files using point size  num.  When  printing  in
           landscape  mode num is scaled by a factor that depends
           on the imaging area of the device.  The  default  size
           for  portrait  mode is  10. Note that increasing point
           size increases virtual image size, so you either  need
           to  load  larger paper, or use the -l0 option to scale
           the number of lines per page.

     -t num
           Assume tabs are set every num columns,  starting  with
           the  first  column.  By default, tabs are set every  8

     -x num
           Translate the origin num inches along the  positive  x
           axis.  The  default  coordinate  system has the origin
           fixed near the upper left corner  of  the  page,  with
           positive  x to the right and positive y down the page.
           Positive  num  moves  everything  to  the  right.  The
           default offset is  0.25 inches.

     -y num
           Translate the origin num inches along the  positive  y
           axis. Positive num moves text up the page. The default
           offset is  -0.25 inches.

     A new logical page is started   after  66  lines  have  been
     printed on the current page,  or whenever an ASCII form feed
     character is read. The number  of  lines  per  page  can  be
     changed  using  the  -l option. Unprintable ASCII characters
     are ignored, and lines that are too long are silently  trun-
     cated by the printer.


     Example 1: Examples of postprint.

     To print file1  and  file2  in  landscape  mode,  issue  the
     following command:

     example% postprint -pland file1 file2

     To print three logical pages on each physical page  in  por-
     trait mode:

     example% postprint -n3 file


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful completion.

           An error occurred.





     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWpsf                     |


     download(1), dpost(1), postdaisy(1), postdmd(1),  postio(1),
     postmd(1), postreverse(1), posttek(1), attributes(5)

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