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LP(8)									 LP(8)

       lp - PostScript preprocessors

       These  programs	are  part  of  the lp(1) suite.	 Each corresponds to a
       process in the -pprocess option of lp and exists as an rc(1) script  in
       /sys/lib/lp/process  that provides an interface to a PostScript conver‐
       sion program in /$cputype/bin/aux.  The	list  of  processors  follows;
       after  each  description is a bracketed list of lp options to which the
       processor responds:

       dpost  converts troff(1) output for device post to PostScript.  This is
	      used  for	 files troff'ed on our UNIX systems that do not handle
	      UTF characters.  [DLcimnorxy]

	      converts tex(1) output to PostScript.  [Lcinor]

       g3post converts CCITT Group 3 FAX data to PostScript.  [DLm]

	      converts GIF image data to PostScript.  [DLm]

	      is the default processor.	 It uses file(1) to determine the type
	      of  input and executes the correct processor for a given (input,
	      printer) pair.

       hpost  adds a header page to the beginning of a PostScript printer  job
	      so  that	it may be separated from other jobs in the output bin.
	      The header has the image of the job's owner from	the  directory
	      of faces (see face(6)).  Page reversal is also done in this pro‐

	      converts JPEG image data to PostScript.  [DLm]

       noproc passes files through untouched.

	      converts a Plan 9 image to PostScript, such as /dev/screen for
	      the whole screen, /dev/window for that window's data, and
	      /dev/wsys/.../window for some other window's data.  [DLm]

	      converts PDF data to PostScript.

       post   passes PostScript through, adding option patches for paper  tray
	      information.   This  does not always work with PostScript gener‐
	      ated on other systems.

       ppost  converts UTF text to PostScript.	[DLcfilmnorxy]

	      converts troff(1) output for device utf (the default)  to	 Post‐
	      Script.  See /sys/lib/troff/font/devutf directory for troff font
	      width  table  descriptions.    See   also	  the	/sys/lib/post‐
	      script/troff directory for mappings of troff UTF character space
	      to PostScript font space.	 [DLcimnorxy]



       The file command is not always smart enough to deal with	 certain  file
       types.	There are PostScript conversion programs that do not have pro‐
       cessors to drive them.

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