apspreview - preview PostScript file(s) as generated by apsfilter
apspreview [-Pqueue] [-Zoptions] [input...]
With apspreview you can create a PostScript representation of the file(s)
you are about to print in order to check it before actually printing.
Your file(s) will be converted to PostScript according to the queue
specific configuration, and afterwards you will be able to print all or
some pages from your PostScript viewer application (gv, kghostview or
-h show help screen
-Pqueue select a printer queue (different from the default one)
-Zoptions use apsfilter command line options (comma-separated list)
input... input file(s) [default: stdin]
If you use the -P option, please remember to pass the same printer queue
on to the lpr(1) command.
Be careful if your printer queue configuration includes a setting to
create multiple pages per sheet (PS_NUP=2, PS_NUP=4 or PS_NUP=8). In
order to make sure that apsfilter(1) does not repeat n-up printing, use
the 1pps command line option when actually printing the file.
apspreview only works correctly with entries in /etc/printcap that have
been created by /usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP. All configuration settings
will be copied from the relevant apsfilterrc files.
/etc/printcap printer capability data base
/usr/share/apsfilter/bin/apsfilter apsfilter script
/usr/bin/aps2file tool to save apsfilter output to a
apsfilter(1), aps2file(1), apsfilter-bug(1), apsfilterrc(5), printcap(5)
See apsfilter software center - http://www.apsfilter.org/ - for new
versions, bugfixes and known bugs.
Please use the new tool apsfilter-bug(1) to release bug- or problem
reports. It automatically presents you a form in an editor window which
asks you some standard questions. If you save and quit the editor
session, then this report is sent automatically via e-mail to the proper
If apsfilter fails to print something or prints it in a way you wouldn’t
expect and you want to report an apsfilter error then please save the
debugging output of one print session using the new aps2file(1) utility
by typing aps2file -D -Z options file > /dev/null 2> file.debug and
including the debugging output in the file file.debug into the edit
session of the apsfilter-bug utility, so that it is included into the
mail to the apsfilter mailinglist.
Please note that you need to run /bin/sh (Bourne Shell), bash or a
compatible shell, so that the above mentioned output redirection works.
Under C-shell (/bin/csh) or tcsh it would’t work. If you don’t know, then
simply make sure you use the Bournce shell by typing /bin/sh or bash,
then you should have no problems with redirection of stdout and stderr (>
/dev/null 2> file.debug).
See official apsfilter homepage
http://www.apsfilter.org/handbook.html Apsfilter Handbook including the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please send questions to the official apsfilter help channel
firstname.lastname@example.org. The above section BUGS and the file
HOWTO-BUGREPORTS tells you how to report bugs. If you want to know how
to troubleshoot your apsfilter installation, please read the manpage
aps2file(1) and apsfilter-bug(1) as well as the Apsfilter Handbook
The apspreview manpage has been written by Michael Loßin
<email@example.com> and first appeared in apsfilter V 7.1.0.