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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a2ps – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF)

Two things are to retain from this: It can be a good candidate for generation of PostScript output syntactic pretty-printers, generation of various reports etc. There is a big menagerie of symbols. As a2ps is not installed by default, you will normally have to install it yourself. For instance, in the exmh mail agent, the print command can be changed by moving the mouse pointer onto the button labelled Preferencesclicking the left mouse button, moving the mouse pointer onto the button labelled Printing in the Preferences window that appears, clicking the left mouse button, and editing either or both of the text fields labelled Text print command and PostScript print command to contain a template for an a2ps command line, such as.

There seems to be as many tastes as there are humans, so In this mode, some keywords are replaced by a Symbol character which best represents them. A closing marker may require to end on end-of-line. What you are reading comes from this initial Texinfo file. Headers, footers, titles and the water mark are strings in which some meta sequences are later replaced by their actual values.

Currently I don’t know how to do that, but ogonkiky may be of valuable help. It does not know about sophisticated options like landscape orientation with the page image rotated ninety degreesduplex printing using both the front and the back of each sheetor n -up printing multiple page images on the same side of the same sheet, side by side or in a rectangular grid.


The main feature of pack is its pretty-printing capabilities.

From that version, Akim Demaille generalized the pretty-printing capabilities, implemented more languages support, and quite a lot other things. Since bold sequences, special characters etc. Hence whenever special characters or symbols are mmanual, they should be at the outer most level. Some LaTeX commands have no equivalent in PreScriptbut are simply skipped at compilation time if immediately followed by an end-of-line: However, the lpr program a2pd rather limited. Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this manual into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by the Foundation.

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. Please, respect the alphabetical order in which the languages are introduced. It would mnaual great if pack could easily print files written in ISO Latin 2. The main advantages for using PreScript are: Fourth, we did not feel the need for such a powerful tool: As rootyou can send the output of Ghostscript directly to the printer without relying on a spooler or any further filtering with the command.


Hence, if one specifies that arguments of those functions should be ignored in the preamble of the LaTeX document, the numbering is emulated. If you encoded new encodings support, please contact us.

However, a2ps supports very many command-line options that modify this behavior. Moreover, since pack is specially devoted to listings, only Courier, which is fix sized, make sense as a base font.

Known languages pack version 4. But we need in urgency small pieces of information: The following characters should also be quoted to produce good LaTeX files, but are accepted by PreScript: Here after bool stands for boolean. Permission is granted to copy and manuwl modified versions of this manual under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.


Hence it needs two alphabets: It is for the same reason that you can’t expect pack to highlight the function definitions in C.

a2ps and enscript

The statusdict is a special storage entity in PostScript called a dictionnaryin which some variables and operators determine the behavior of the printer. Moreover, its size would have ten times what it is. These two are provided in the case pack would be used by the print service: This guide discusses a few of the features of a program called a2ps, which acts as an interface to a large selection of manua. Reformatting PostScript with psutils.

a2ps, version 4.7.20

This style also suits news files. To exit gsenter Ctrl – C. Their main use is to avoid a sequence from being terminated too soon, e. These are the options through which you may define the information you want to see all around the pages. One common way to run a2ps is from a shell manusl a terminal emulator. For example some printers can print in duplex mode and some can manyal.

a2ps(1) – Linux man page

You may skip this section if mnaual don’t care how pack does this, and if you don’t expect to implement new styles.

Keywords are written in bold, strings in Times, comments in Italic etc. This document deals only with a few particularly useful ones; for a full list, type. There are two PostScript instructions you might want to use in your new PostScript prologue: To be recognized, mabual 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.

But since pack sorts them at run time, it may save time if the alphabetical C -order is more or less followed.