pcfof(8)pcfof(8)NAMEpcfof - Generic print filter for ANSI, PCL, and multi-language Post‐
/usr/lbin/pcfof +Bbanner-tray +Cfilename.pcf [-n login] [-h host] [...]
Use of the print options is dependent on the features available on the
print device, and on the current status of those features. For exam‐
ple, selection of a particular paper size and orientation requires that
appropriate paper is correctly loaded in the paper trays available on
the print device.
Options in /etc/printcap
Specifies the default tray name to select for printing the banner page.
For example: :of=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Bupper +Cln17.pcf:\
In this example, the banner page will be printed on whatever
paper is currently loaded into the upper tray on the selected
print device. Specifies the name of the printer configuration
file to use for this print job. Specifies the default tray name
to select for printing the file. For example:
:if=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Iupper +Cln17.pcf:\ Specifies the default
tray name to select for printing the trailer page. For example:
:of=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Tlower +Cln17.pcf:\
This command is useful of you want to use colored paper as a
divider between print jobs. Specifies the default tray name to
select to place the printed pages. For example:
:if=/usr/lbin/pcfof +olower +Cln17.pcf:\
Print Filter Options
Specifies the host name of the job owner. Specifies the amount of
indentation. This value controls how far the print image appears from
the edge of the page. Specifies the login name of the job owner.
Specifies the tray where the printed pages are placed. See the -I
option for information on printer configuration files. Specifies the
page width in columns. Selects printer features but does not perform
any file processing. Specifies the tray name from which print paper is
selected. To find the available options, view the printer configura‐
tion file (.pcf file) specified in the /etc/printcap file by the if
entry. For example: :if=/usr/lbin/pcfof +Cln17.pcf:\
The ln17.pcf pcf file is located in /usr/lbin/pcf/ln17.pcf. The
pcf file header provides additional information on available
tray options. Specifies the number of sides to print on each
sheet. You can specify sides as follows: Print on one side of
the sheet. Print on both sides of the sheet. Specifies options
related to page orientation and printing of text files. The
option-list argument can include one option or multiple options
that are separated by commas (no embedded spaces).
The following settings for page orientation are valid for both
PostScript or text files: The printed output is parallel to the
short side of the page. The printed output is parallel to the
long side of the page.
The following options are available for printing text (not Post‐
Script) files: Print even numbered pages. Reduce the number of
lines on a page to n lines. Print odd numbered pages. Perform
codeset conversion if codeset-name is different from the codeset
component of the current locale and if the appropriate codeset
converter is installed on the system. See iconv_intro(5) for
information about codeset conversion. Print the pages of a file
within the start and end parameters. When start is not speci‐
fied, printing starts at page 0. When end is not specified,
printing continues to the end of the file. [Tru64 UNIX] Con‐
tinues text lines that exceed the right hand margin. [Tru64
UNIX] Truncates text lines that exceed the right hand margin.
The file header may specify additional printer-specific options. (See
the description of the -I option for the location of files.)
Specifies the file in which accounting information will be recorded.
The pcfof filter is a generic print filter that can be used with text
and PostScript files and handle printer device dependencies. The type
of printer that the filter is supporting is determined by the printer
configuration file (.pcf file) that is specified by the +C option. The
Tru64 UNIX product includes files for a variety of printers. In addi‐
tion, a template file (/usr/lbin/pcf/template.pcf) is available for the
system administrator to customize for use with additional printers.
The pcfof filter should be specified for both the of and the if entries
in the /etc/printcap file.
Use the wwpsof filter when you want to print files in languages for
which printer-resident fonts are not available. See the wwpsof(8) ref‐
erence page for more information.
An error has occurred.
The /etc/printcap error log field, lf, is used to specify the name of
the error log file.
Commands: cancel(1), lpr(1), pr(1), printer(1), pac(8), thailpof(8),