Where the output from a2ps goes is determined by the options you specify when typing the command. This document illustrates the basic uses of the a2ps. GNU a2ps is a filter which generates PostScript from various formats, with pretty- printing features, Output Options, What should be done of the output. See the output of `a2ps –list=media’ for the list of supported media. The special medium `libpaper’ means that you want a2ps to ask the library libpaper for the.

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However, display is a special name to redirect output to ghostview.

General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

Hence it needs two alphabets: For a complete list of options, and more information on the a2ps command, type the command:. There is no space between the option, -l, and the iutput of lines. It uses two special features wrt non-English languages: But we need in urgency small pieces of information: In this mode, some keywords are replaced by a Symbol character which best represents them. You can control the file alignment using -A parameter.

On a new sheet pack first draws the water mark, then the content of the first page, then the frame of the first page, ditto with the othersand finally the sheet header and footers. Nevertheless, here are some tips on how to design your PostScript styles. There are no man pages because now the documentation is written in Texinfo.


Headers, footers, titles and the water mark are strings in which some meta sequences are later replaced by their actual values. And last but not least, using a parser requires that the sources are syntactic bug free, which is a strong requirement.

As a2ps is not installed by default, you will normally have to install it yourself. Calling pack is fairly simple: Sometimes you want to override that behavior in order to preview the output.

It was very slow and contained many bugs. A marker is a fixed string. Reformatting PostScript with psutils. They need not to be preceded and followed by characters belonging to the alphabet. From that version, Akim Demaille generalized the pretty-printing capabilities, implemented more languages support, and quite a lot other things.

These two are provided in the case pack would be used by the print service: When automatic pretty-printing is enabled, first pack calls file to see whether the language is recognizable. To make sure that everyone has such rights, we have to forbid you to deprive anyone else of these rights. In the order, they are: The statusdict is a special storage entity in PostScript called a dictionnaryin which some variables and operators determine the behavior of the printer.

Printing using the a2ps command.

Syntactic limits pack is not a powerful syntactic pretty-printer: You may skip this section if you don’t care how pack does this, and if you don’t expect to implement new styles. Moreover, its size would have ten times what it is. Even portions of this very documentation are taken from the GNU enscript man pages.

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Those three numbers are related to red, green and blue proportions used to designate a color. They should be defined in the preamble:.

Working with a2ps

A new version was written in C by Miguel Santana for improve speed execution and portability. Description pack formats named files for printing in a PostScript printer; if no file is given, pack reads from the standard input.

First it would have made the design of the style sheets much more tricky, and today pack would know only 4 or 5 languages. I had been using lpr to print text files from the command line, but the font was too big which made the hardcopy look terrible. All these options support text as an argument, which is composed of plain strings and meta sequences.

Working with a2ps 6. The output of a2ps can then be displayed under X with. As for page device, those variables are device dependent: A2px by Peter Leung.