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xdpr (1)


xdpr - dump an X window directly to a printer


xdpr  [  filename  ]  [ -display host:display ] [ -Pprinter ] [ -device
devtype ] [ option ...  ]


XDPR(1)                     General Commands Manual                    XDPR(1)

       xdpr - dump an X window directly to a printer

       xdpr  [  filename  ]  [ -display host:display ] [ -Pprinter ] [ -device
       devtype ] [ option ...  ]

       Xdpr uses the commands xwd, xpr, and lpr or lp to  dump  an  X  window,
       process  it  for  a  particular  printer  type, and print it out on the
       printer of your choice.  This is the easiest way to get a printout of a
       window.  Xdpr by default will print the largest possible representation
       of the window on the output page.

       The options for xdpr are the same as those for xpr, xwd, and lpr or lp.
       The  most  commonly-used  options  are  described below; see the manual
       pages for these commands for more detailed  descriptions  of  the  many
       options available.

              Specifies a file containing a window dump (created by xwd) to be
              printed instead of selecting an X window.

              Specifies a printer to send the output to.  If a printer name is
              not specified here, xdpr (really, lpr or lp) will send your out-
              put to the printer specified by the  PRINTER  environment  vari-
              able.   Be sure that type of the printer matches the type speci-
              fied with the -device option.

       -display host:display[.screen]
              Normally, xdpr gets the host and display number to use from  the
              environment  variable  ``DISPLAY.''   One  can, however, specify
              them explicitly; see X(1).

       -device devtype
              Specifies the device on which the file will  be  printed.   Cur-
              rently supported:
                   la100  Digital LA100
                   ljet   HP  LaserJet series and other monochrome PCL devices
                          such as  ThinkJet,  QuietJet,  RuggedWriter,  HP2560
                          series, and HP 2930 series printers
                   ln03   Digital LN03
                   pjet   HP PaintJet (color mode)
                   pjetxl HP  HP  PaintJet  XL  Color  Graphics Printer (color
                   pp     IBM PP3812
                   ps     PostScript printer

              The default is PostScript.  -device lw (LaserWriter) is  equiva-
              lent  to  -device ps and is provided only for backwards compati-

       -help  This option displays the list of options known to xdpr.

       Any other arguments will be passed to the xwd, xpr, and lpr or lp  com-
       mands as appropriate for each.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | x11/x11-window-dump |
       |Stability      | Volatile            |

       xwd(1), xpr(1), lpr(1), lp(1), xwud(1), X(7)

       DISPLAY   which display to use by default.

       PRINTER   which printer to use by default.

       Copyright X Consortium
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

       Paul Boutin, MIT Project Athena
       Michael R. Gretzinger, MIT Project Athena
       Jim Gettys, MIT Project Athena

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source   was   downloaded  from   ['https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/xwd-1.0.8.tar.bz2',        'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/xpr-1.0.5.tar.bz2',        'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.x.org.

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