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Date:      Tue, 22 Oct 1996 18:55:13 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Brandon Gillespie <brandon@glacier.cold.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: 'lprps' in docs (was: Re: Text->Postscript filter)
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961022185421.6076D-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.NEB.3.95.961022134315.5004B-100000@glacier.cold.org>

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On Tue, 22 Oct 1996, Brandon Gillespie wrote:

> The documentation (/usr/share/doc/handbook/handbook87.html) states:
> 
>     lprps should be part of the FreeBSD ports collection (see The Ports
>     Collection); if not, it should be shortly. 
> 
> Its not, and this documentation is a few months old.  My impression from
> this document file is using this program is preferred as it will do
> plain-text filtering for you--otherwise you need to do your own parsing to
> do plain-text filtering etc.  I grabbed a2ps, and things seem to be
> working fine with it, but I'm just curious as to where lprps is at, as I
> would rather have it..

Can't say I know.  I use a package called 'apsfilter' that is an output
filter that converts many file formats to ps, then pipes it through
ghostscript to your printer's format.  Works stupendously on my DeskJet
500C.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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