psset - Man Page

insert page device request in PostScript files


psset FILE


Produce a version of the PostScript FILE with a protected call to the PostScript operator `setpagedevice'.  Typical use is making FILE print duplex, or on the manual tray etc.


-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 run `fixps' to fix PS problems in FILE

-S,  --setpagedevice=KEY[:VALUE]

pass a page device definition to output. Multiple values accumulate

-a,  --at=PAGE

insert the page device definitions at PAGE.  Default is PAGE=0, standing for the Document's Setup section


-m,  --manualfeed

alias for -SManualFeed:true

-s,  --simplex

alias for -SDuplex:false

-d,  --duplex

alias for -SDuplex:true -STumble:false corresponds to Duplex, binding along the long edge

-t,  --tumble

alias for -SDuplex:true -STumble:true corresponds to Duplex, binding along the short edge

Produced output is meant for PS level 2 printers.

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Written by Akim Demaille.

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See Also

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

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

info psset

should give you access to the complete manual.

Referenced By

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

December 2007 psset 1.3 (GNU a2ps 4.14) FSF