lpf(1) general printer filter

SYNOPSIS

lpf -Pprinter -wwidth -llength -xwidth -ylength [ -c ] -Kcontrolfilename -Lbnrname [ -iindent ] [ -Zoptions ] [ -Cclass ] [ -Jjob ] [ -Raccntname ] -nlogin -hHost -Fformat [ -T[crlf,debug] -Dlevel ] [ affile ]

DESCRIPTION

Lpf is a general printer filter. Usually it is used as filter in the printcap file and is called by lpd. The -Tcrlf option will suppress translation of LF to CR/LF pairs. The -Tdebug option will increment the debug level.

The following options passes lpd by default:

-Pprinter
The name of the printer.
-wwidth
The page width in chars, as given in the :pw field in the printcap file
-llength
The page length in lines, as given in the :pl field in the printcap file
-xwidth
The page width in pixels, as given in the :px field in the printcap file
-ylength
The page length in pixels, as given in the :py field in the printcap file
-Kcontrolfilename
The name of the control file.
-Lbnrname
The banner name. This is set by the lpr -T option.
-nlogin
The user login name.
-hHost
The host where the job was submitted.
-Fformat
The job format from the lpr -F option or other option.

These options are optionally set by lpd:

-Zoptions
Extra options. They are passed from the -Z parameter given on the lpr command command line and can be interpreted by the filter.

These remaining options can be added to the filter entry in the printcap file:

-c
ignore control characters, set by lpr -b (binary) or -l (literal) options.
-iindent
The indentation amount, set by lpr -i indent option.
-Cclass
The class name, set by lpr -C class option.
-Jjob
The job name, set by lpr -J job option.
-Raccntname
The name of the accounting file, from printcap information.
-Dlevel
Sets debug level. The level must be an integer, a nonzero value switches debugging on.
-Tcrlf
Turn LF to CR/LF translation off.
-Tdebug
Increment the debug level.

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned:

zero (0)
Successful completion.
non-zero (!=0)
An error occurred.

FILES

The files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration file. The following are a commonly used set of default values.

/etc/lprng/lpd.conf                          LPRng configuration file
${HOME}/.printcap                            user printer description file
/etc/printcap                                printer description file
/etc/lprng/lpd.perms                         permissions
/var/run/lprng/lpd                           lock file for queue control
/var/spool/lpd                               spool directories
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/control                 queue control
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/log                     trace or debug log file
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/acct                    accounting file
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/status                  status file

AUTHOR

Patrick Powell <[email protected]>.

DIAGNOSTICS

Most of the diagnostics are self explanatory. If you are puzzled over the exact cause of failure, set the debugging level on (-D5) and run again. The debugging information will help you to pinpoint the exact cause of failure.

HISTORY

LPRng is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR software. The LPRng developer mailing list is [email protected]eforge.net; subscribe by visiting https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lprng-devel or sending mail to [email protected] with the word subscribe in the body.
The software is available via http://lprng.sourceforge.net