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PSMANDUP(1) User Commands PSMANDUP(1)


psmandup - print duplex on non duplex printers


psmandup FILE


Tries to produce a version of the PostScript FILE to print in manual Duplex.


display this help and exit
display version information and exit
don't print informational messages
save result in FILE. If FILE is `-', send to stdout
don't call fixps to fix PS problems in FILE
output only the front pages (recto) on the regular tray
output only the back pages (verso) on the manual feed tray

Produced output is meant for PS level 2 printers which don't support Duplex printing, but support Manual Feed. Once the first set of pages is printed (odd pages), manual feed is asked: introduce the odd pages to print the even pages on the other side.

Because there is usually a short time out for manually fed jobs, you should really be next to the printer. If ever the time out expired, use the option -b to send only the missing part.

Environment variables FIXPS, PSSELECT and PSSET, if defined, are used to find the tools.

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Written by Akim Demaille.


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Copyright © 1998-1999 Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


a2ps(1), card(1), fixps(1), pdiff(1), psset(1), texi2dvi4a2ps(1).

The full documentation for psmandup is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and psmandup programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info psmandup

should give you access to the complete manual.

February 2021 psmandup 2.1 (GNU a2ps 4.14)