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8.13 Miscellaneous

The large number of other printing utilities cannot be covered here. Some add features such as automatic job type sensing, others handle bidirectional communication between the server and the printer. There are also a few other experimental LPR printing replacement systems. Commands such as ghostscript and a2ps can also be used in pipes that create pretty output on an ordinary impact printer.

One last hint - the system manual pages can be printed with the -t option which turns their ordinary ASCII output to beautifully formatted PostScript. Try the command man -t man and send the output through GhostScript or a PostScript printer for easier to read manual pages.

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