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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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2.2.5 Checking the Defaults

If a2ps did not have the behavior expected, this may be because of the default settings given by your system administrator. Checking those default values is easy:
 
~ % a2ps --list=defaults
                Configuration status of a2ps 4.12a
                ==================================
Sheets:
-------
  medium          = A4, portrait
  page layout     = 1 x 1, rows first
  borders         = yes
  file alignment  = page
  interior margin = 0
More stuff deleted here
Internals:
----------
  verbosity level     = 2
  file command        = /usr/bin/file -L
  temporary directory = /tmp
  library path        =
        /home/akim/.a2ps
        /usr/share/a2ps/sheets
        /usr/share/a2ps/ps
        /usr/share/a2ps/encoding
        /usr/share/a2ps/afm
        /usr/share/ogonkify/afm
        /usr/share/a2ps/ppd
        /usr/share/a2ps/fonts
        /usr/share/ogonkify/fonts
        /usr/share/a2ps

Remember that the on-line help is always available. Moreover, if your screen is small, you may pipe it into more. Just trust this:
 
a2ps --help | more


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