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To print a file on the laser printer:
@LASER-PRINT file [switches]
Switches Used by the Laser-Print Command
The following set of switches are "job switches". They specify parameters
for the request, not the files:
/AFTER: date and time Do not start the job until after the specified
date and time.
/JOBNAME: name Specifies the name for the job. The default is
the name of the first file in the request.
/LIMIT: n Set a page limit of "n" pages. If you do not
give this switch, the limit is estimated for you.
/NOTIFY Sends a message to your terminal when the job
has been completed.
/UNIT: n Sends the file to printer number "n".
/GENERIC Sends the file to the next available printer.
/DESTINATION: node:: Specifies the printer which will be used to
print the file. "node" can be HI (Ech I,
2nd floor), SW (Kaleido), or AI (Ech I, 4th
floor). If this switch is not used, AI
is assumed. You may change the default by
a "SET DEFAULT LASER /DESTINATION: node::"
command in your Comand.Cmd file.
The rest of the switches described are "file switches". They specify
parameters for single file and are given after the file name.
If a file switch is given before a file name is given, they become
"global" and effect all files given in the request.
/COPIES:n Print "n" copies of the file.
/DELETE Delete the file after it has been printed.
/PRESERVE Do not delete the file after printing.
The laser printer can process two types of file formats: Ascii and
Impress. Ascii files are normal text files. Impress files are those
created by Tex. Impress files usually have the extension "IMP".
You can specify the format of a file in the Laser-Print command by
using the "/FILE:" switch. "/FILE: ASCII" will cause the file to be
processed as an Ascii file. "/FILE: IMPRESS" will cause the file to
be processed as an impress file. If no "/FILE:" switch is given in
the Laser-Print command, the file format is assumed to be Ascii unless
the file extension is "IMP" (which specifies Impress format).
There are several switches used only by the Laser-Print command:
This tells the printing system whether you want the printer
to reverse the pages when the file is processed. As the printer
prints a file, a page that has just been printed is placed face
up on top of the pages previously printed. This causes the
pages in the finished print job to be reversed. The "/REVERSE:"
switch causes the printer to stack the pages in memory and
then print them backwards so that the finished job is in the
If this switch is not used, "/REVERSE:NO" is assumed.
"/REVERSE" with no argument is the same as "/REVERSE:YES".
If your file is too large to fit in the printer's memory, the
pages will not be reversed.
Note that files created by Tex are already reversed.
For efficiency, when you use the "/COPIES" switch to request
more than one copy of a file, each page is printed the requested
number of times, then the next page is processed. The "/COLLATION"
switch tells the printing system whether you want multiple copies
of a file processed in this manner, or collated so that the
entire file is printed before starting the next copy.
If this switch is not used, "/COLLATION:NO" is assumed.
"/COLLATION" with no argument in the same as "/COLLATION:YES".
If your file is too large to fit in the printer's memory, the
pages will not be collated.
Draws horizontal rules on the page every two lines.
If this switch is not used, "/RULES:NO" is assumed.
"/RULES" with no argument in the same as "/RULES:YES".
Draws an outline around each page.
If this switch is not used, "/OUTLINES:NO" is assumed.
"/OUTLINES" with no argument in the same as "/OUTLINES:YES".
Puts the printer in manual feed mode for this file.
If this switch is not used, "/MANUAL-FEED:NO" is assumed.
"/MANUAL-FEED" with no argument in the same as "/MANUAL-FEED:YES".
Notes about Ascii files:
Ascii files are printed in a fixed width font. The size of
the font depends on the switches you specify in the Laser-Print
Most control characters (and Rubout) are ignored.
Lines that are too long are truncated. They do not wrap
around to the next line.
TAB Moves to the right, just like on a terminal.
RETURN Moves to the leftmost print position of the
LINE FEED Moves to the beginning of the next line, or to
the next page if used on the bottom line.
FORM FEED Moves to the top of the next page.
BACKSPACE Moves one print position to the left. If a
backspace is used at the beginning of a line,
it is ignored.
In other words, Ascii files come out looking like they
would if you had printed them on the line printer.
Switches for Ascii files:
The following switches are useful for Ascii files only. They are
ignored when processing Impress files.
Prints the file mapping the control characters to special
symbols. This is the default mode.
Prints control characters as ^X.
Process the file with "n" characters per line. "n" must be
positive and less than 133. The default is 80. If this
value is greater than 80, the page is rotated 90 degrees
(see next set of switches for easier way to rotate the page).
Process the file with "n" lines per page. "n" must be positive
and less than 67. The default is 60.
When starting a new line, "n" columns are skipped before printing
begins. The default is 0. Make sure that the Leftmargin value
is less than the Formwidth value.
Fun with Ascii files:
Four more switches are defined so that you can forget about the four
switches above in most applications. Usually, one of the switches
below will be the only one needed to specify the format of an Ascii
file. These switches have no effect on Impress files.
Switch Output Format
/STANDARD Printed with long side of paper running up and
down with 80 columns per line and 60 lines per
form. A page contains one form. Giving this
switch is the same as giving no switch at all.
/LANDSCAPE Printed with long side of paper running left to
right with 132 columns per line and 60 lines per
form. A page contains one form. (This is the
format used by the line printer.)
/DOUBLE Printed with long side of paper running up and
down with 132 columns per line and 60 lines per
form. A page contains two forms, one above the
/BOOK Printed with long side of paper running left to
right with 80 columns per line and 60 lines per
form. A page contains two forms, side by side.