psmandup - Man Page

print duplex on non duplex printers


psmandup FILE


Tries to produce a version of the PostScript FILE to print in manual Duplex.


-h,  --help

display this help and exit

-v,  --version

display version information and exit

-q,  --quiet

don't print informational messages

-o,  --output=FILE

save result in FILE.  If FILE is `-', send to stdout

-n,  --no-fix

don't call fixps to fix PS problems in FILE

-f,  --front

output only the front pages (recto) on the regular tray

-b,  --back

output only the back pages (verso) on the manual feed tray

Produced output is meant for PS level 2 printers which don't support Duplex printing, but support Manual Feed.  Once the first set of pages is printed (odd pages), manual feed is asked: introduce the odd pages to print the even pages on the other side.

Because there is usually a short time out for manually fed jobs, you should really be next to the printer.  If ever the time out expired, use the option -b to send only the missing part.

Environment variables FIXPS, PSSELECT and PSSET, if defined, are used to find the tools.

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Written by Akim Demaille.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>

See Also

a2ps(1), card(1), fixps(1), pdiff(1), psset(1), texi2dvi4a2ps(1).

The full documentation for psmandup is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and psmandup programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info psmandup

should give you access to the complete manual.


December 2007 psmandup 2.1 (GNU a2ps 4.14) FSF