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.
Print num copies of each page. By default, only one
copy is printed.
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
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.
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.
Print num logical pages on each piece of paper, where
num can be any positive integer. By default, num is
set to 1.
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
Print files in either portrait or landscape mode. Only
the first character of mode is significant. The
default mode is portrait.
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.
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.
Assume tabs are set every num columns, starting with
the first column. By default, tabs are set every 8
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.
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
example% postprint -pland file1 file2
To print three logical pages on each physical page in por-
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)
Man(1) output converted with