ln03of(8)ln03of(8)Nameln03of - LN03(S) laser printer filter
/usr/lib/lpdfilters/ln03of [-c] [-nlogin] [-hhost] [-wwidth] [-lnum]
[-iindent] [accounting file]
The filter is used to filter text data destined for the LN03 and LN03S
laser printers. The filter handles the device dependencies of the
printers and performs accounting functions. Accounting records are
written to the file specified by the af field in at the time of comple‐
tion for each job.
The filter can handle plain ASCII files and files that have been pre‐
processed by nroff. The filter translates nroff control sequences for
underlining, superscripting, and subscripting into the correct LN03(S)
The filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if fields
in the file. For further information, see When both fields are speci‐
fied the of filter is used only to print the banner page. It is then
stopped to allow the if filter access to the printer. The if filter
maintains accounting information.
If the of field is the only one specified the filter is used to print
the banner page. It is then stopped and restarted. This allows the of
filter to be used to maintain accounting information.
If the if field is the only one specified the banner page will be sent
directly to the printer. If the printer has been left in an undeter‐
mined state the banner page may not print correctly.
The best results will be obtained when the filter is specified in both
the of and if fields. For a more detailed discussion on filters see
the ``Line Printer Spooler Manual'' in the ULTRIX Supplementary Docu‐
ments, Volume 2: Programmer.
The arguments passed to the filter depend on its use. The of filter is
called with the following arguments:
The width and length values come from the pw and pl fields in
the database. The if (or restarted of) filter is passed the fol‐
ln03of-c -nlogin -hhost -wwidth -lnum -iindent accounting file
The -c flag is optional, and supplied only when control charac‐
ters are to be printed, that is, when the -l option of is used
to print the file. The -w and -l arguments are the same as for
the of filter, however, they may have different values if the -w
and/or -z options of were used to print the file. If the value
of the width is greater than 80 the job will be printed in land‐
scape mode with a slightly smaller font. The length of the page
is assumed to be 66 regardless of the length specified. The -n
and -h arguments specify the login name and host name of the job
owner. These arguments are used to record accounting informa‐
tion. The -i option specifies the amount of indentation to be
used. The last argument is the name of the accounting file spec‐
ified from the af field in the database.
The lf field (default /dev/null) in the database specifies error log‐
ging file name.
Printer capabilities database
lpr(1), pr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8), MAKEDEV(8), pac(8)
``Line Printer Spooler Manual,'' ULTRIX Supplementary Documents,
Volume 2: Programmer