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 standard input is read.


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

-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 Courier.

-l num
Set the length of a page to num lines. By default, num is 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 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.

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

-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 columns.

-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
truncated 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 portrait mode:

example% postprint -n3 file


The following exit values are returned:

Successful completion.

An error occurred.





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