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lqf(8)									lqf(8)

       lqf - general purpose letter quality filter

       /usr/lib/lpdfilters/lqf	 [-c]  [-nlogin]  [-hhost]  [-wwidth]  [-lnum]
       [-iindent]  [accounting file]

       The filter is used to filter text data destined for  a  letter  quality
       printer, specifically the lqp02, but will work with any impact printer:
       LP25, LP26, LP27, LA50, LA75, LA100, LA120, LA210, and LG01. The filter
       allows  escape  characters and control sequences to pass through to the
       printer.	 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  completion  for
       each job.

       The  filter  can handle plain ASCII files and files that have been pre‐
       processed by However, it ignores	 escape	 sequences  requesting	super‐
       scripting and subscripting.

       The filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if fields
       in the file.  For further information, see  printcap  5	.   When  both
       fields  are  specified,	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. This is not a problem for most	impact	print‐
       ers.   For a more detailed discussion on filters see the ``Line Printer
       Spooler Manual'' in The Supplementary Documents.

       The arguments passed to the filter depend on its use.  The of filter is
       called with the following arguments:

       lqf -wwidth -llength
	      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‐
	      lowing arguments:

       lqf -c -nlogin -hhost -wwidth -lnum -iindent  accounting file

       The  -c flag is optional, and supplied only when control characters are
       to be printed, that is, when the -l option of lpr(1) 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 or -z options of were
       used to print the file.	The -n and -h arguments specify the login name
       and host name of the job owner.	These arguments	 are  used  to	record
       accounting  information. The -i option specifies the amount of indenta‐
       tion to be used. The last argument is the name of the  accounting  file
       specified 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

       See Also
	      lpr(1), pr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8), MAKEDEV(8), pac(8)


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