lp5250d - Man Page

start an AS/400 printer session


lp5250d [Options] HOSTNAME


lp5250d connects to an AS/400 over TCP/IP and provides a printer session emulating an IBM 3812 printer.  The printer session works with scs2ascii and host print transform on the AS/400 to print AS/400 spooled files on a local printer.

To end a printer session, send it a SIGTERM signal with kill(1).

Printing support requires named session support, which is available for most recent versions of OS/400, but is only supplied with V4R3 and later versions.  For V3R2, V3R7, V4R1 and V4R2, please see informational APAR II10918.


Additional lp5250d options are described in the tn5250rc(5) man page.

-u,  --user=USER

run lp5250d as USER

-H,  --help

display this help and exit

-v,  --version

output version information and exit


lp5250d env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1 env.IBMMFRTYPMDL='*HP4' as400sys

Connect to as400sys as the printer LINPRT1, using host print transform on the AS/400 to print to an HP Laserjet or compatible using lpr.

lp5250d env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1 env.IBMMFRTYPMDL='*OKI184IBM' outputcommand=''scs2ascii | lpr -Poki' as400sys

Print to an Okidata Microline 184 Turbo on the local print queue named `oki'.

lp5250d env.DEVNAME=PSPRT outputcommand='scs2ps > scs$$.ps' as400sys

Convert spooled files into PostScript® files.


Please report any bugs you find to the bug tracker or to the linux5250 mailing list.  See the tn5250 web site for more details.

See Also

tn5250rc(5), tn5250(1), scs2ascii(1), scs2ps(1), http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/, RFC1205, RFC2877, II10918.


PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.


tn5250 was written by Michael Madore, Jay Felice, Scott Klement and others; see the AUTHORS file for details. This manual page was written by Carey Evans.

Referenced By

scs2ascii(1), scs2pdf(1), scs2ps(1), tn5250(1), tn5250rc(5).

12 November 2001