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General Purpose PostScript Generating Utility

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4.7 Your PostScript magic number

a2ps produces full DSC conformant PostScript (see section A. Glossary). Adobe said

Thou shalt start your PostScript DSC conformant files with

The bad news is that some printers will reject this header. Then you may change this header without any worry since the PostScript produced by a2ps is also 100% PostScript level 1(2).

Configuration Setting: OutputFirstLine: magic-number
Specify the header of the produced PostScript file to be magic-number. Typical values include `%!PS-Adobe-2.0', or just `%!'.

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