|APSPREVIEW(1)||General Commands Manual||APSPREVIEW(1)|
preview PostScript file(s) as generated by
apspreview you can create a
PostScript representation of the file(s) you are about to print in order to
check it before actually printing.
Your file(s) will be converted to PostScript according to the queue specific configuration, and afterwards you will be able to print all or some pages from your PostScript viewer application (gv, kghostview or ghostview).
- show help screen
- select a printer queue (different from the default one)
apsfiltercommand line options (comma-separated list)
- input file(s) [default: stdin]
If you use the
-P option, please remember
to pass the same printer queue on to the lpr(1)
Be careful if your printer queue configuration includes a setting
to create multiple pages per sheet
(PS_NUP=2, PS_NUP=4 or
PS_NUP=8). In order to make sure that apsfilter(1)
does not repeat n-up printing, use the
line option when actually printing the file.
apspreview only works correctly with
entries in /etc/printcap that have been created by
/usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP. All configuration settings will be copied
from the relevant apsfilterrc files.
- printer capability data base
- apsfilter script
- tool to save apsfilter output to a file
See apsfilter software center -
http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new versions,
bugfixes and known bugs.
Please use the new tool apsfilter-bug(1) to
release bug- or problem reports. It automatically presents you a
form in an editor window which asks you some
standard questions. If you save and quit the editor session, then this
report is sent automatically via
If apsfilter fails to print something or prints it in a way you
wouldn't expect and you want to report an apsfilter error then please save
the debugging output of one print session using the new
aps2file(1) utility by typing
-Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug and including the
debugging output in the file
file.debug into the
edit session of the
apsfilter-bug utility, so that
it is included into the mail to the apsfilter mailinglist.
Please note that you need to run /bin/sh (Bourne Shell), bash or a
compatible shell, so that the above mentioned output redirection works.
Under C-shell (/bin/csh) or tcsh it would't work. If you don't know, then
simply make sure you use the Bournce shell by typing
bash, then you
should have no problems with redirection of
stderr (> /dev/null 2> file.debug).
See official apsfilter homepage
- Apsfilter Handbook including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
email@example.com. The above section
BUGS and the file
HOWTO-BUGREPORTS tells you how to report bugs. If
you want to know how to troubleshoot your apsfilter installation, please
read the manpage aps2file(1) and
apsfilter-bug(1) as well as the
apspreview manpage has been written by
Michael Loßin <firstname.lastname@example.org> and first appeared in
apsfilter V 7.1.0.
|December 27, 2001||Debian|