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Manual Reference Pages  -  PAP (1)

NAME

pap - client interface to remote printers using Printer Access Protocol

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

pap [-A address] [-c] [-d] [-e] [-E] [-p nbpname] [-s statusfile] [-w] [-W] [FILES]

DESCRIPTION

pap is used to connect and send files to an AppleTalk connected printer using the Apple Printer Access Protocol (PAP). When pap starts execution, it tries to open a session with the printer using PAP, and then downloads the files to the printer.

If no files are given on the command line, pap begins reading from standard input.

If no printer is specified on the command line, pap looks for a file called .paprc in the current working directory and reads it to obtain the nbpname of a printer. Blank lines and lines that begin with a ‘#' are ignored. type and zone default to LaserWriter and the zone of the local host, respectively.

Note that pap is designed to be useful as a communication filter for sending lpd(8) spooled print jobs to AppleTalk connected printers. See psf(8) for hints on how to use it this way.

OPTIONS

-A address

Connect to the printer with Appletalk address address and do not consult the .paprc file to find a printer name. See atalk_aton(3) for the syntax of address.

-c

Take cuts. The PAP protocol specified a simple queuing procedure, such that the clients tell the printer how long they have been waiting to print. This option causes pap to lie about how long it has been waiting.

-d

Enable debug output.

-e

Send any message from the printer to stderr instead of stdout. psf(8) invokes pap with this option.

-E

Don't wait for EOF from the printer. This option is useful for printers which don't implement PAP correctly. In a correct implementation, the client side should wait for the printer to return EOF before closing the connection. Some clients don't wait, and hence some printers have related bugs in their implementation.

-p nbpname

Connect to the printer named nbpname and do not consult the .paprc file to find a printer name. See nbp_name(3) for the syntax of nbpname.

-s statusfile

Update the file called statusfile to contain the most recent status message from the printer. pap gets the status from the printer when it is waiting for the printer to process input. The statusfile will contain a single line terminated with a newline. This is useful when pap is invoked by psf(8) within lpd's spool directory.

-w

Wait for the printer status to contain the word "waiting" before sending the job. This is to defeat printer-side spool available on HP IV and V printers.

-W

Wait for the printer status to contain the word "idle" before sending the job. This is to defeat printer-side spool available on HP IV and V printers.

FILES

.paprc

file read to obtain printer name if not specified on command line

SEE ALSO

nbp_name(3), atalk_aton(3), lpd(8), psf(8).

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Netatalk 2.2 PAP (1) 6 May 2002

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