pap



pap(1)                             Netatalk                             pap(1)




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  execu-
       tion,  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 proce-
              dure, 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 imple-
              mentation.

       -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 syn-
              tax 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).




2.0.2                             6 May 2002                            pap(1)

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