A2PDF(1)              User Contributed Perl Documentation             A2PDF(1)

       a2pdf - converts ASCII text to PDF format, with optional line/page
       numbering and Perl syntax highlighting

        a2pdf [options] [filename]

       a2pdf recognises the following command line options:

           Displays usage message and exits.

           Displays full documentation and exits.

           Prints the version number and exits

       --output-file | -o
           Specifies the filename for the PDF file. If this option is not set,
           a2pdf will output to STDOUT.

           Sets the title to be included in the page header. If unspecified,
           the title will default to the name of the file which is being
           converted, or to 'STDIN' if a2pdf is processing from standard

           Boolean option - if set, the timestamp of the file to be converted
           will be included in the page header. This option is turned off by

           Path to an image file which will be included as part of the header
           in the top left of each page.

           Image files may be in any format supported by PDF::API2.

           Scaling value for icon images, default is 0.25.

       --header | --noheader | --notitle
           Prints a header consististing of the page title, and optionally the
           timestamp and an image icon at the top of each page.  This option
           is enabled by default, use "--notitle" or "--noheader" to disable.

       --footer | --nofooter | --page-numbers | --nopage-numbers
           Adds the current page number to the bottom of each page. This is
           enabled by default, use "--nofooter" or "--nopage-numbers" to

       --line-numbers | --noline-numbers
           By default, line numbers will be included in the output PDF file.
           To disable this behaviour, use the "--noline-numbers" option.

       --perl-syntax | --noperl-syntax
           Enables or disables (default is enabled) Perl syntax highlighting.
           This feature requires that the Perl::Tidy module is installed.

           Page width and height in points. Default page size is 595 x 842

           Specifies the non-printable area of the page. The "--margin" option
           will set all margins to the same value, however individual margins
           may be altered with the appropriate options. Values must be given
           in points. The default value for the left and right margins is 48
           points, and for the top and bottom margins is 60 points.

           Sets the font to use for the PDF file - currently this must be one
           of the PDF core fonts. The default font face is Courier.

           Font size in points, default value is 10.

           Line spacing in points, default value is the font size + 2.

           By default, any formfeed characters in the input stream will be
           processed and will act as expected, i.e. a new page will be started
           in the output PDF file.  This can be disabled with the
           "--noformfeed" option which will cause all formfeed characters to
           be ignored.

       Options may be given in any format recognised by the Getopt::Long Perl
       module, e.g. "--name=value" or "--name value". Option names may be
       abbreviated to their shortest unique value.

       If the input filename is not given, then a2pdf will expect to receive
       input from STDIN.

       a2pdf requires the PDF::API2 Perl module (tested with PDF::API2 version

       Perl syntax highlighting requires the Perl::Tidy module (tested with
       Perl::Tidy version 20070504).

       To include images in the page header, the modules File::Type and
       Image::Size must be installed.

       •   If the Perl syntax highlighting feature is used and the input Perl
           code uses source filter modules, then depending on the changes made
           by the source filter the syntax highlighting may not be performed

       •   When running under Red Hat 9, the LANG environment variable must be
           set to 'C'.

       a2pdf homepage - <http://perl.jonallen.info/projects/a2pdf>

       PDF::API2 - <http://search.cpan.org/dist/PDF-API2>

       Perl::Tidy - <http://search.cpan.org/dist/Perl-Tidy>

       File::Type - <http://search.cpan.org/dist/File-Type>

       Image::Size - <http://search.cpan.org/dist/Image-Size>

       Written by Jon Allen (JJ), <jj@jonallen.info> /

       Copyright (C) 2007 Jon Allen (JJ) <jj@jonallen.info>

       This software is licensed under the terms of the Artistic License
       version 2.0.

       For full license details, please read the file 'artistic-2_0.txt'
       included with this distribution, or see

perl v5.28.1                      2007-05-06                          A2PDF(1)