postreverse - reverse the page order in a PostScript file
postreverse [-o list] [-r] [file]
The postreverse filter reverses the page order in files that
conform to Adobe's Version 1.0 or Version 2.0 file structur-
ing conventions, and writes the results on the standard out-
put. Only one input file is allowed and if no file is
specified, the standard input is read.
The postreverse filter can handle a limited class of files
that violate page independence, provided all global defini-
tions are bracketed by %%BeginGlobal and %%EndGlobal com-
ments. In addition, files that mark the end of each page
with %%EndPage: label ordinal comments will also reverse
properly, provided the prologue and trailer sections can be
located. If postreverse fails to find an %%EndProlog or
%%EndSetup comment, the entire file is copied, unmodified,
to the standard output.
Because global definitions are extracted from individual
pages and put in the prologue, the output file can be
minimally conforming, even if the input file was not.
Select 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 physical
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 paper.
-r Do not reverse the pages in file.
Example 1: Examples of postreverse.
o select pages 1 to 100 from file and reverse the pages:
example% postreverse -o1-100 file
To print four logical pages on each physical page and
reverse all the pages:
example% postprint -n4 file | postreverse
To produce a minimally conforming file from output generated
by dpost without reversing the pages:
example% dpost file | postreverse -r
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), postprint(1), posttek(1), attributes(5)
No attempt has been made to deal with redefinitions of glo-
bal variables or procedures. If standard input is used, the
input file will be read three times before being reversed.
Man(1) output converted with