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mailp


NAME
     mailp, digestp, filep, newsp, filofaxp, franklinp, timemanp,
     timesysp - frontends to the mp Text to PDL (Printer Descrip-
     tion Language) pretty print filter

SYNOPSIS
     mailp [options] filename...

     newsp [options] filename...

     digestp [options] filename...

     filep [options] filename...

     filofaxp [options] filename...

     franklinp [options] filename...

     timemanp [options] filename...

     timesysp [options] filename...

DESCRIPTION
     The mailp utility is a frontend to  the  mp(1)  program.  It
     uses different names to provide various mp options:

     mailp           Prints out mail messages.



     newsp           Prints out USENET news articles.



     digestp         Prints out USENET digest files.



     filep           Prints out ordinary ASCII files.



     filofaxp        Prints out  in  Filofax  personal  organiser
                     format.



     franklinp       Prints  out  in  Franklin  Planner  personal
                     organiser format.



     timemanp        Prints  out   in   Time   Manager   personal
                     organiser format.



     timesysp        Prints out in Time/System International per-
                     sonal organiser format.



     mailp and the associated  programs  read  each  filename  in
     sequence  and generate a prettified version of the contents.
     If no filename arguments are provided, mailp reads the stan-
     dard input.

     mailp works in two ways. With the -D option, it will work as
     an  X  print  server client to produce the PDL of the target
     printer and spool it. With the -d or -P option, it will gen-
     erate and spool PostScript output.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -d printer      Sends output to the  named  printer.  Other-
                     wise,  sends  output to the printer named in
                     the PRINTER environment variable.



     -D              Generates the PDL for the target printer and
                     spools it to the printer.



     -F              Instead of printing who the mail article  is
                     for,  the  top  header  will contain who the
                     mail article  is  from.  This  is  a  useful
                     option  for  people  with their own personal
                     printer.



     -h              Banner printing is  disabled.  Most  of  the
                     information  that  typically  appears on the
                     banner sheet is output in the mp banners.



     -l              Formats output in landscape mode. Two  pages
                     of text will be printed per sheet of paper.


     -P printer      Same as -d option.



     -s subject      Uses subject as  the  new  subject  for  the
                     printout. If you are printing ordinary ASCII
                     files which have been specified on the  com-
                     mand  line,  the subject will default to the
                     name of each of these files.



OPERANDS
     The following operand is supported:

     filename        The name of the file to be read.



ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
     If none of the -d, -D, or -P options is used, mailp uses the
     PRINTER  environment  variable  to  determine the printer to
     which the output from  the  mp(1)program  is  sent.  If  the
     PRINTER  variable  is  not found, the default destination is
     the PostScript printer.

EXIT STATUS
     The following exit values are returned:

     0               Successful completion.



     1               An error occurred.



ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWmp                      |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     mp(1), attributes(5)


NOTES
     The -P option, which spools the PDL directly to  the  target
     printer  in mp(1), produces PostScript when used in mailp so
     as to be backward compatible.










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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