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APSFILTERRC(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual		APSFILTERRC(5)

     apsfilterrc — configuration file for magic print filter


     Apsfilterrc is a configuration file for printers controlled by the
     apsfilter(1) magic filter.

     Every apsfilter printer in printcap(5) has an apsfilterrc file of its

     There is one global apsfilterrc file that controls print characteristics
     for all printer. The printer-specific apsfilterrc files have preference
     over the global one.

     Reasons for using an apsfilterrc file are if it turns out, that you have
     to type in some commandline options too often or if an application is
     unable to parameterize the print command, so that you have to hardcode
     the print characteristic for such dumb applications.

     An enhancement to this concept are user-specific config files, that have
     preference over the global and the printer-specific config file. This
     allows configuration of print characteristics on a per-user basis.

     You should make use of user-specific config files instead of using the
     deprecated USE_USER_CODE variable, which compromises system security and
     is only an option on a single-user machine, see below.

     QUALITY	      Select print quality (draft, lo|low, med|medium,
		      hi|high, photo).

     SWEEP	      Print uni- or bidirectional (uni, bi).

     MEDIA	      Select paper type (plain, coated, glossy, premium,

     COLOR	      Select color mode (color|colour, gray|grey, mono).

     METHOD	      Choose apsfilters method of data processing (auto,
		      ascii, raw).  Automatic file type recognition and auto‐
		      matic conversion to Postscript is apsfilters default
		      processing method. If you want to print mostly files `as
		      is', you can set the default to 'raw', this disables any
		      kind of file type recognition and conversion. If you
		      want to print mostly everything as ASCII text, then you
		      can set this option to 'ascii'.

     PAPERSIZE	      Set the default paper size (a3, a4, legal, ledger,

     ASCII_FILTER     Text file filter to use, when printing ASCII documents
		      (a2ps, mpage, enscript, recode).

     PAPERTRAY	      Paper feed tray number (tray0...tray9).

     PRETTY_PRINTING  a2ps highlight level for pretty-printing when using a2ps
		      or enscript as ascii filter (0, 1, 2). See also

     ASCII_HEADER     Whether you want headers in your text prints when using
		      a2ps, mpage or enscript as ascii filter (header,

     ASCII_BORDER     Whether you want borders in your text prints  when using
		      a2ps, mpage or enscript as ascii filter (border, nobor‐

		      Pages per sheet (1pps, 2pps, 4pps, 8pps).

		      Paper orientation (landscape, portrait).

     PS_BOOK	      Output pages in "book" format, implies commandline
		      options "2pps,duplex,shortbind". Related options:

     DUPLEX	      Whether to use duplex mode or not (duplex, simplex).

     BINDING	      Paper binding edge (shortbind, longbind).

     COPIES	      Number of copies (copies=N).

     USE_USER_CODE    Enabling this option is a big potential security hole
		      !!!  If you don't understand this, DO NOT USE IT.	 It
		      makes user manageable apsfilterrc files possible which
		      will be sourced (included/executed) during runtime of a
		      printjob under the permissions of the calling process
		      (lpd).  This option is only valid for typical "single-
		      user" systems, where a user wants direct access to an
		      apsfilterrc without having to become root to make
		      changes.	A more conveniant way on a multi-user system,
		      where security is an issue, is that a system administra‐
		      tor creates user-specific apsfilterrc files. Additional
		      informations can be found in the apsfilter handbook and
		      in the apsfilterrc file together with some examples.

		      apsfilter global config file, settings are overwriteable
		      by more specific printer config files, see below.
		      apsfilter config file on a per printer queue basis. This
		      file has preference over the global config file.
		      apsfilter config file on a per user basis (per print
		      queue). This file has preference over the global and the
		      printer queue specific config file.
		      A user defineable config file on a per printer queue
		      basis. This file has preference over the global, the
		      printer queue specific and the central per user config
		      file, which is administered by a system administrator.
		      Enabling this has a deep impact on your systems secu‐
		      rity, should NOT be used, especially on multi-user sys‐
		      tems and is therefore disabled by default. See comments
		      to USE_USER_CODE variable.

     apsfilter(1), printcap(5)

     See apsfilter software center - http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new ver‐
     sions, 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 ses‐
     sion, then this report is sent automatically via e-mail to the proper
     apsfilter mailinglist.

     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 aps2file -D -Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug and
     including the debugging output in the file file.debug into the edit ses‐
     sion 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 com‐
     patible 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 /bin/sh or bash,
     then you should have no problems with redirection of stdout and stderr (>
     /dev/null 2> file.debug).

     See official apsfilter homepage
     http://www.apsfilter.org/handbook.html   Apsfilter Handbook including the
					      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

     Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
     apsfilter-help@apsfilter.org.  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 Apsfilter Handbook care‐

     Apsfilter developement started in 1994.

     The apsfilterrc file on a "per printer queue" basis appeared in apsfilter

BSD				April 08, 2000				   BSD

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