|APS2FILE(1)||General Commands Manual||APS2FILE(1)|
aps2fileyou can direct the printer data generated by apsfilter(1) into an arbitrary file without the use of a spooler.
- show help screen
- enable debug mode
- select a printer queue (different from the default one)
apsfiltercommand line options (comma-separated list)
- direct data stream to
- read data from
Unlike printing with lpr(1), you can only use one input file at a time.
aps2file is also the recommended way
to create a debugging log of a failed printing attempt. If you include the
-D flag, the
script will log every command and print it to
stderr. To save the output for inclusion into a bug
report, you should therefore use a command of the sort
aps2file -D -o /dev/null [-P...] [-Z...] [input] 2> log.txt
aps2fileonly works correctly with entries in /etc/printcap that have been created by /usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP.
- printer capability data base
- apsfilter script
SEE ALSO¶apsfilter(1), apsfilter-bug(1), apspreview(1), apsfilterrc(5), printcap(5)
BUGS¶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).
DOCUMENTATION¶See official apsfilter homepage
- Apsfilter Handbook including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
USER FORUM¶Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
email@example.com. The above section
BUGSand the file
HOWTO-BUGREPORTStells 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
aps2filemanpage has been written by Michael Loßin <firstname.lastname@example.org> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.
|December 19, 2001||Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64|