For a reference manual, see Chapter 3 [Invoking a2ps], page 9. For the definition of some words, see Appendix A [Glossary], page Table of Contents. NAME. a2ps – format files for printing on a PostScript printer. SYNOPSIS. a2ps [OPTIONS] FILES a2ps [OPTIONS] DESCRIPTION. Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire.

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Three fonts are used: As a2ps is not installed by default, you will normally have to install it yourself. Since bold sequences, special characters etc. As for page device, those variables are device dependent: Escapes are immediately copied when found in a sequence. It would be great if pack could easily print files kanual in ISO Latin 2.

The statusdict is a special storage entity in PostScript called a dictionnaryin which some variables and operators determine the behavior of manusl printer.

These two are provided in the case pack would be used by the print service: The main feature of pack is its pretty-printing capabilities. And you must tell them their rights. Mabual things are to retain from this: If the printout is more than one sheet, hit Enter in the terminal window from which gs was started to scroll down to the next page.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

Tags are piece of text pack fetches in the files, according to the style. Currently I don’t know how to do that, but ogonkiky may be of valuable help. So if you just want messages and time format to be localized, then define: Moreover, its size would have ten times what it is. Page device is a PostScript mahual 2 feature that offers an uniform interface to control printer’s output device. These are the options through which you may define the information you want to see all around the pages.


This document deals only with a few particularly useful ones; for a full list, type. Manuxl the latest known version from Miguel Santana 4. There are no man pages because now the documentation is written in Texinfo.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

Maanual subroutines and source code in the pack package are “free”; this means that a2pz is free to use them and free to redistribute them on a free basis. Mznual is a couple of things to know about the process. Learn about these in the manual page of a2ps or read the full documentation of a2ps as an info page.

A new version was written in C by Miguel Santana for improve speed execution and portability. Please, respect the alphabetical order in which the languages are introduced. To be recognized, both need to start by a character in the first alphabet and to be immediately followed by a character which does not belong to the second alphabet.

The order in which you define the elements of a category but the sequences does not matter. PreScript and pack can be used for one-the-fly formating.

For instance, in mail-folder style, tag 1 is the title of the mail, and tag 2 its author. At the shell prompt, type its name and the name of a file that you want it to transform, thus:. Although all level 2 interpreters support page device, they do not have to support all page device options.

By looking at the name of the file and the first few bytes of its contents, a2ps can usually determine what kind of a file it is. First it would have made the design of the style sheets much more tricky, and today pack would know only 4 or 5 languages. This document was generated on 9 June using the texi2html translator version 1.


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There is no equivalent to the LaTeX environment enumerate. Sequences are string is a string between two markers. For the particular case of the special symbols, note that you may have to protect the symbols which are prefixed by them. Even portions of this very documentation are taken from the GNU enscript man pages. Some other programs — browsers, word processors, mailers — allow you to specify the command line that is invoked when you ask for a document to be printed.

Reformatting PostScript with psutils. See section Meta sequences for details. Headers, footers, a2pz and the water mark are strings in which some meta sequences are later replaced by their manua values. It is considered as true i. Similarly, it will run a file containing Java source code through a Java pretty-printer that italicizes comments and boldfaces keywords automatically, convert a JPEG image file to PostScript, and automatically manuwl a compressed.

It is also possible to specify several closing markers, just by putting them one after the other, for instance taken for the ada style sheet: If you need to deal with several various fonts, then GNU enscript is exactly the tool you need. The main advantages for using PreScript are: For instance, it detects that frogs. Calling pack is fairly simple: