pcfof - Generic print filter for ANSI, PCL, and multi-language PostScript
/usr/lbin/pcfof +Bbanner-tray +Cfilename.pcf [-n login] [-h host] [...]
Use of the print options is dependent on the features available on the
print device, and on the current status of those features. For example,
selection of a particular paper size and orientation requires that
appropriate paper is correctly loaded in the paper trays available on the
Options in /etc/printcap
Specifies the default tray name to select for printing the banner page.
:of=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Bupper +Cln17.pcf:\
In this example, the banner page will be printed on whatever paper is
currently loaded into the upper tray on the selected print device.
Specifies the name of the printer configuration file to use for this
Specifies the default tray name to select for printing the file. For
:if=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Iupper +Cln17.pcf:\
Specifies the default tray name to select for printing the trailer
page. For example:
:of=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Tlower +Cln17.pcf:\
This command is useful of you want to use colored paper as a divider
between print jobs.
Specifies the default tray name to select to place the printed pages.
:if=/usr/lbin/pcfof +olower +Cln17.pcf:\
Print Filter Options
Specifies the host name of the job owner.
Specifies the amount of indentation. This value controls how far the
print image appears from the edge of the page.
Specifies the login name of the job owner.
Specifies the tray where the printed pages are placed. See the -I
option for information on printer configuration files.
Specifies the page width in columns.
-x Selects printer features but does not perform any file processing.
Specifies the tray name from which print paper is selected. To find
the available options, view the printer configuration file (.pcf file)
specified in the /etc/printcap file by the if entry. For example:
The ln17.pcf pcf file is located in /usr/lbin/pcf/ln17.pcf. The pcf
file header provides additional information on available tray options.
Specifies the number of sides to print on each sheet. You can specify
sides as follows:
one Print on one side of the sheet.
two Print on both sides of the sheet.
Specifies options related to page orientation and printing of text
files. The option-list argument can include one option or multiple
options that are separated by commas (no embedded spaces).
The following settings for page orientation are valid for both
PostScript or text files:
The printed output is parallel to the short side of the page.
The printed output is parallel to the long side of the page.
The following options are available for printing text (not PostScript)
Print even numbered pages.
Reduce the number of lines on a page to n lines.
odd Print odd numbered pages.
Perform codeset conversion if codeset-name is different from the
codeset component of the current locale and if the appropriate
codeset converter is installed on the system. See iconv_intro(5)
for information about codeset conversion.
Print the pages of a file within the start and end parameters. When
start is not specified, printing starts at page 0. When end is not
specified, printing continues to the end of the file.
The .pcf file header may specify additional printer-specific options. (See
the description of the -I option for the location of .pcf files.)
Specifies the file in which accounting information will be recorded.
The pcfof filter is a generic print filter that can be used with text and
PostScript files and handle printer device dependencies. The type of
printer that the filter is supporting is determined by the printer confi-
guration file (.pcf file) that is specified by the +C option. The Tru64
UNIX product includes .pcf files for a variety of printers. In addition, a
template file (/usr/lbin/pcf/template.pcf) is available for the system
administrator to customize for use with additional printers.
The pcfof filter should be specified for both the of and the if entries in
the /etc/printcap file.
Use the wwpsof filter when you want to print files in languages for which
printer-resident fonts are not available. See the wwpsof(8) reference page
for more information.
An error has occurred.
The /etc/printcap error log field, lf, is used to specify the name of the
error log file.
Commands: cancel(1), lpr(1), pr(1), printer(1), pac(8), thailpof(8),