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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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3.1.1 Tasks Options

Task options specify the task a2ps will perform. It will not print, it executes the task and exits successfully.

Option: --version
print version and exit successfully.

Option: --help
Print a short help, and exit successfully.

Option: --copyright
Display Copyright and copying conditions, and exit successfully.

Option: --guess
Act like file does: display the (key of the) type of the Files.

For instance, on a C file, you expect it to answer `c', and upon a PostScript file, `ps'.

This can be very useful on broken systems to understand why a file is printed with a bad style sheet (see section 5.4 Style Sheet Files).

Option: --which
Look in the library for the files which names are given as arguments. For instance:

 
~ % a2ps --which bw.pro gray.pro
/usr/local/share/a2ps/ps/bw.pro
/usr/local/share/a2ps/ps/gray.pro

If there are several library files matching the name, only the first one is reported: this allows to check which occurrence of a file is used by a2ps.

Option: --glob
Look in the library for the files which names match the patterns given as arguments. For instance:

 
~ % a2ps --glob 'g*.pro'
/usr/local/share/a2ps/ps/gray.pro
/usr/local/share/a2ps/ps/gray2.pro

Option: --list=topic
Display a report on a2ps' status with respect to topic, and exit successfully. topic can be any non-ambiguous abbreviation of:
`defaults'
`options'
Give an extensive report on a2ps configuration and installation.

`features'
Known media, encodings, languages, prologues, printers, variables, delegations and user options are reported. In a word, anything that you may define.

`delegations'
Detailed list of the delegations. See section 4.10 Your Delegations.

`encodings'
Detailed list of known encodings. See section 6.2.3 Some Encodings.

`media'
Detailed list of known media. See section 4.4 Your Media.

`prologues'
Detailed list of PostScript prologues. See section 8.6 Designing PostScript Prologues.

`printers'
Detailed list of printers and named outputs. See section 4.5 Your Printers.

`style-sheets'
Detailed list of the known style sheets. See section 7.2 Known Style Sheets.

`user-options'
Detailed list of the user options. See section 4.6 Your Shortcuts.

`variables'
Detailed list of the variables. See section 4.9 Your Variables.

There are also options meant for the maintainers only, presented for sake of completeness.

`texinfo-style-sheets'
`ssh-texi'
Detailed list of known style sheets in Texinfo format. If the sheet verbosity is set, report version numbers, requirements and ancestors.

`html-style-sheets'
`ssh-html'
Detailed list of the style sheets in HTML format.

`texinfo-encodings'
`edf-texi'
Detailed list of encodings, in Texinfo format.

`texinfo-prologues'
`pro-texi'
Detailed list of prologues, in Texinfo format.


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