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GNU enscript is a computer program that converts text files to PostScript, RTF, or HTML formats. Computer Science portal · Official site · Linux Printing Guide. Architecture: x86_ Repository: Extra. Description: Convert ASCII files to PostScript suitable for printing. Upstream URL. If you’re using CUPS printing system, this functionality is included; you won’t need any specific tool for that. Just as Theophrastus indicated in a.

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Development The latest development sources for Enscript are stored in git on Savannah. AFM files for the most common PostScript fonts are included in the distribution; the program itself can download PostScript fonts. Also, in examples using the lpr commands, you could use the equivalent lp commands. Possible values for llinux are: If you think you have found a bug in Enscript, then please file as complete a report as possible in the Enscript bug tracker on Savannah.

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Although all level 2 interpreters support page device, they do not have to support all page device options. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Because psduplex is actually just an executable Perl enscriipt, you can easily install it on your own system by copying the text in between the lines into a file:. All special escapes start with the escape character. Two Unix commands, psselect and psrevcan reverse the output of a PostScript file. You can also subscribe via the bug-enscript web interface.


Just as Theophrastus indicated in a comment, you can use a job option: Header description file contains two parts: Position specification must be given in format: This allows that enscript can be used as a lp filter.

Post as a guest Name. Possible values for Spool output to the printer name. I was able to do this using a single command: Not all utilities are available on all Unix systems.

If you’re using some other printing system that does not include that lonux, you may have to construct a pipeline like this: Is there an modern equivalent, being able to print PDF files in a similar fashion from the command line? You can choose larger fonts by selecting a different themes.

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If no value is given, key key is removed from definitions. Currently enscript supports following escapes: If you’re using CUPS printing system, this functionality is included; you won’t need any specific tool for that. Maintainer Enscript is currently being maintained by James Cloos.

The psduplex linix accepts PostScript format input, and should be the last filter used before the print command. The default value is 1. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.


Media’s physical dimensions are width and height. The default is 10 points.

In ensccript examples, replace printername with the defined name of the enscriipt. A copy will automatically be sent to the mailing list. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. Unless you’re using a “raw” print queue in CUPS, yes.

It includes features for “pretty-printing” language sensitive code highlighting in several enscdipt languages. This is ejscript only for the toc entries, it can’t be used in header strings. Possible values for format are the same which can be given for the –page-label-format option. The enscript command in Unix changes a text file to PostScript format and then sends it to the printer.

This entry in part or in whole was last reviewed on 14 November From Free Software Directory. If the width is negative, the value will be printed left- justified.

See also option –slice which can be used to slice long lines to separate pages. For example some printers can print in duplex mode and some can not. If no input files are given, enscript processes standard input.