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mailp(1)                         User Commands                        mailp(1)



NAME
       mailp, digestp, filep, newsp, filofaxp, franklinp, timemanp, timesysp -
       frontends to the mp Text to PDL (Printer Description  Language)  pretty
       print filter

SYNOPSIS
       mailp [options] filename...

       newsp [options] filename...

       digestp [options] filename...

       filep [options] filename...

       filofaxp [options] filename...

       franklinp [options] filename...

       timemanp [options] filename...

       timesysp [options] filename...

DESCRIPTION
       The mailp utility is a frontend to the mp(1) program. It uses different
       names to provide various mp options:

       mailp           Prints out mail messages.



       newsp           Prints out USENET news articles.



       digestp         Prints out USENET digest files.



       filep           Prints out ordinary ASCII files.



       filofaxp        Prints out in Filofax personal organiser format.



       franklinp       Prints out in Franklin Planner personal organiser  for-
                       mat.



       timemanp        Prints out in Time Manager personal organiser format.



       timesysp        Prints out in Time/System International personal organ-
                       iser format.



       mailp and the associated programs read each filename  in  sequence  and
       generate a prettified version of the contents. If no filename arguments
       are provided, mailp reads the standard input.

       mailp works in two ways. With the -D option, it will work as an X print
       server  client  to  produce the PDL of the target printer and spool it.
       With the -d or -P option, it will generate and spool PostScript output.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -d printer      Sends output to the  named  printer.  Otherwise,  sends
                       output  to the printer named in the PRINTER environment
                       variable.



       -D              Generates the PDL for the target printer and spools  it
                       to the printer.



       -F              Instead  of  printing  who the mail article is for, the
                       top header will contain who the mail article  is  from.
                       This  is a useful option for people with their own per-
                       sonal printer.



       -h              Banner printing is disabled. Most  of  the  information
                       that typically appears on the banner sheet is output in
                       the mp banners.



       -l              Formats output in landscape mode.  Two  pages  of  text
                       will be printed per sheet of paper.



       -P printer      Same as -d option.



       -s subject      Uses  subject  as  the new subject for the printout. If
                       you are printing ordinary ASCII files which  have  been
                       specified on the command line, the subject will default
                       to the name of each of these files.



OPERANDS
       The following operand is supported:

       filename        The name of the file to be read.



ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       If none of the -d, -D, or -P options is used, mailp  uses  the  PRINTER
       environment  variable to determine the printer to which the output from
       the mp(1)program is sent. If the PRINTER variable  is  not  found,  the
       default destination is the PostScript printer.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0               Successful completion.



       1               An error occurred.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWmp


SEE ALSO
       mp(1), attributes(5)

NOTES
       The -P option, which spools the PDL directly to the target  printer  in
       mp(1), produces PostScript when used in mailp so as to be backward com-
       patible.




SunOS 5.10                        30 Oct 2000                         mailp(1)