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       dcmprscp - DICOM basic grayscale print management SCP


       dcmprscp [options]


       The  dcmprscp  utility  implements  the  DICOM  Basic  Grayscale  Print
       Management  Service  Class  as  SCP.  It  also  supports  the  optional
       Presentation  LUT SOP Class. The utility is intended for use within the
       DICOMscope viewer.

       The dcmprscp utility accepts print jobs from a  remote  Print  SCU.  It
       does  not  create  real  hardcopies  but stores print jobs in the local
       DICOMscope database as a set of Stored Print objects (one per page) and
       Hardcopy  Grayscale  images  (one  per  film box N-SET). The DICOMscope
       application allows to load a Stored Print object  created  by  dcmprscp
       and  to  render  a screen preview of the hardcopy. The dcmprscp utility
       reads the characteristics of  the  printer  to  be  emulated  from  the
       configuration file.


   general options
         -h  --help
               print this help text and exit

               print version information and exit

         -v  --verbose
               verbose mode, print actions

         -d  --debug
               debug mode, print debug information

   processing options
         -c  --config  [f]ilename: string
               process using settings from configuration file

         -p  --printer  [n]ame: string (default: 1st printer in cfg file)
               select printer with identifier [n] from cfg file

         +d  --dump
               print all DIMSE messages

         -l  --logfile
               print to log file instead of stdout


       All  command  line  tools  use  the  following notation for parameters:
       square brackets enclose optional  values  (0-1),  three  trailing  dots
       indicate  that multiple values are allowed (1-n), a combination of both
       means 0 to n values.

       Command line options are distinguished from parameters by a leading ’+’
       or  ’-’ sign, respectively. Usually, order and position of command line
       options are arbitrary (i.e. they  can  appear  anywhere).  However,  if
       options  are  mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance is used. This
       behaviour conforms to the standard  evaluation  rules  of  common  Unix

       In  addition,  one  or more command files can be specified using an ’@’
       sign as a prefix to the filename (e.g. @command.txt).  Such  a  command
       argument  is  replaced  by  the  content of the corresponding text file
       (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator) prior  to  any
       further  evaluation.  Please  note  that  a command file cannot contain
       another command file. This simple  but  effective  approach  allows  to
       summarize  common combinations of options/parameters and avoids longish
       and  confusing  command  lines  (an  example  is   provided   in   file


       The  dcmprscp  utility  will  attempt  to  load DICOM data dictionaries
       specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e.  if
       the   DCMDICTPATH   environment   variable   is   not   set,  the  file
       <PREFIX>/lib/dicom.dic will be loaded unless the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).

       The   default   behaviour  should  be  preferred  and  the  DCMDICTPATH
       environment variable only used when alternative data  dictionaries  are
       required.  The  DCMDICTPATH environment variable has the same format as
       the Unix shell PATH variable in that a colon (’:’)  separates  entries.
       The  data  dictionary  code will attempt to load each file specified in
       the DCMDICTPATH environment  variable.  It  is  an  error  if  no  data
       dictionary can be loaded.


       etc/dcmpstat.cfg, etc/printers.cfg - sample configuration files




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