pap

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NAME
       pap - client interface to remote printers using Printer Access Protocol

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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