SYNOPSISvtprtoff [ -dDeEhlqQNtvw ] [ -L vtprintcap ] [ -T termtype ] [ -V device ]
vtprton [ -dDeEhlqQNtvw ] [ -L vtprintcap ] [ -T termtype ] [ -V device ]
DESCRIPTIONvtprtoff is a simple program that turns off (or on) redirection of ASCII text to a printer connected to a terminal or terminal emulator. It uses terminal escape sequences to achieve this end.
- Use the tty device file instead of stdout for output. This is defined as /dev/tty on this system. (This is operating system specific and may vary from system to system.)
- Use the stdout stream for output, rather than a tty device file.
- Forces vtprtoff to ignore the TERM environment variable and use the builtin control codes instead.
- Undoes the effect of the -e option, which allows vtprtoff to attempt to find an entry in /etc/vtprintcap for the TERM value and use the corresponding control codes.
- Print out a simple usage message.
- Print out the license agreement.
- -L vtprintcap
- Specifies an alternate file to use instead of /etc/vtprintcap.
- Quiet mode. Suppress various status messages from being displayed.
- Cancels the effect of the -q option, allowing normal progress reporting to occur.
- Force the use of the TERM variable to perform a look up of the control sequences to be used in /etc/vtprintcap. If an entry in that file can't be found, vtprtoff will abort with an error.
- -T termtype
- Use the value of termtype instead of the value of the TERM environment variable when performing lookups in /etc/vtprintcap.
- Display version information.
- -V device
- Specifies an alternate device file instead of /dev/tty to use.
- Display important warranty waiver information. NO WARRANTY!
- the type of the terminal vtprtoff will assume is being used.
- string of options to be used by vtprtoff.
AUTHORvtprtoff was written by Garrett D'Amore, on June 5, 1994 and last modified on October 25, 1994. It is heavily derived from a similar program, called lprint, by the same author. He can be reached via Internet e-mail at [email protected]
DISTRIBUTIONThe latest version of vtprtoff is available as part of the vtprint package, and can be obtained by anonymous ftp at ftp.sdsu.edu in the /pub/vtprint directory. Please read the INDEX and README files before downloading.
If you do not have ftp availability, then you can request a uuencoded copy of vtprint be sent to you via e-mail from the author. The author is also willing to make other arrangements as needed, within certain limitations.