|-a4||Use A4 paper size (8.5 x 11.4 inches).|
|Add type to the list of mail or news headers to be printed.|
|-article||Format the file as a news article. The top banner contains the text: "Article from newsgroup ", where newsgroup is the first news group found on the Newsgroups: line.|
|The maximum number of characters to extract from the gecos field of the users /etc/passwd entry. The default is 18.|
|Number of columns of output per page. This value will override the default value in the prologue file.|
|-content||Instead of using "\nFrom" to denote the start of new mail messages, mp will look for (and use) the value of the Content-Length: mail header. If the Content-Length doesnt take you to the next "\nFrom", then its wrong, and mp falls back to looking for the next "\nFrom" in the mail folder.|
|-digest||Format the file as a digest.|
|-elm||Assume the ELM mail frontend intermediate file format. Used when printing messages from within ELM (using the "p" command), especially for printing tagged messages. This option must be specified in your ELM option setup.|
|-filofax||Format the file for use with a Filofax personal organiser.|
|-folder||Format the file as a mail folder, printing multiple messages.|
|Format the file for use with a Franklin Planner personal organiser.|
|-from||Instead of printing who the mail article is for, the top header will contain who the mail article is from. A useful option for people with their own personal printer.|
|-F||Synonym for -from for backwards compatiblity with earier versions.|
|-help||Print the usage message for mp|
|Format output in landscape mode. Two pages of text will be printed per sheet of paper.|
|Maximum number of characters on each line of output. This value will override the default value in the prologue file.|
|-modtime||Use the files last modification time (rather than the current time) in the mp banner. Note that this only works when the files are supplied on the command line (as opposed to standard input).|
|If the output is destined for a printer, than banner printing is disabled. Most of the information that typically appears on the banner sheet is output in the mp banners.|
|-number||Print the line number on each line output.|
|Maximum number of lines on each page of output. This value will override the default value in the prologue file.|
|Send output to the named printer. Otherwise send output to the printer named in the PRINTER or LPDEST environment variables.|
|-ps||If the mail or digest message just has PostScript as the text of the message, then this is normally just passed straight through. Specifying this option, causes PostScript to be printed as text.|
|Employ the file name as the POSTSCRIPT prologue file, overriding any previously defined file names.|
|Add type to the list of mail or news headers which will not be printed.|
|Use text as the new subject for the printout. If you are printing ordinary ASCII files which have been specified on the command line, the the subject will default to the name of each of these files.|
|-tab #||The number of spaces to output when encountering a tab character.|
|-text||Format the file as an ordinary ASCII text file.|
|Format the file for use with the Time Manager personal organiser.|
|-timesys||format the file for use with the Time/System International personal organiser.|
|-us||Use US paper size (8.5 x 11 inches).|
|-version||Print the version number of this release of mp.|
|The maximum number of words to extract from the gecos field of the users /etc/passwd entry. The default is 3.|
|-wrap||Wrap words onto the next line of output.|
The default output printer is determined by looking at the PRINTER environment variable for BSD systems or the LPDEST environment variable for System V systems.
The mp prologue file is determined by first looking for the environment variable MP_PROLOGUE, which specifies the directory where mp prologue files are to be found. If MP_PROLOGUE is not found, then the default directory is assumed (/usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.ps).
The following prologue files are provided:
mp.pro.ps Used by default mp.pro.l.ps Used by the -l landscape mode option mp.pro.ff.ps Used if the -ff option is in effect mp.pro.fp.ps Used if the -fp option is in effect mp.pro.tm.ps Used if the -tm option is in effect mp.pro.ts.ps Used if the -ts option is in effect mp.pro.alt.ps An alternative modification of the default prologue file which outputs the page number in the right corner of the bottom banner. mp.pro.altl.ps An alternative landscape option mode prologue file.
.cshrc initialization file for csh(1) .mailrc initialization file for mail(1) /usr/local/bin/mp executable /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for mail printing /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.l.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for landscape format /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.alt.ps alternative "default" POSTSCRIPT prologue, inserts page numbers in the bottom right corner of each page /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.altl.ps alternative "landscape" POSTSCRIPT prologue. /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.ff.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for Filofax format /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.fp.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for Franklin Planner format. /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.tm.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for Time Manager format /usr/local/share/mp/mp.pro.ts.ps POSTSCRIPT prologue for Time/System International format.
Original version by Steve Holden.
Converted to C then C++, modified and maintained by Rich Burridge, SunSoft Inc.
Original modified to handle net news articles and MH mail by Bruno Pillard, Chorus Systemes, France.
Handling of mail digests added by Dave Glowacki of Public Works Computer Services, St Paul, MN.
Original manual page revised by Rick Rodgers, UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francicso.
Support for Personal Organiser printing style added by Douglas Buchanan, Sun Microsystems Europe.
Substantial modifications to header parsing by Jeremy Webber, Computer Science Department, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Support for printing multiple files and subject line filename print for ordinary ASCII files added by Sam Manoharan, Edinburgh University.
Support for landscape mode written by Michael Tuchiarone.
Revision of the POSTSCRIPT structuring and the way that the prologue files are handled was included by Johan Vromans.
New style POSTSCRIPT prologue files by John Macdonald.
Support for the ISO8859 character set by Bertrand DeCouty.
Rich Burridge. PHONE: (USA) (415) 336 6261 MAIL: richb@Eng.Sun.COM
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