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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