lp5250d - start an AS/400 printer session
lp5250d [OPTIONS] HOSTNAME
lp5250d connects to an AS/400 over TCP/IP and provides a printer
session emulating an IBM 3812 printer. The printer session works with
scs2ascii and host print transform on the AS/400 to print AS/400
spooled files on a local printer.
To end a printer session, send it a SIGTERM signal with kill(1).
Printing support requires named session support, which is available for
most recent versions of OS/400, but is only supplied with V4R3 and
later versions. For V3R2, V3R7, V4R1 and V4R2, please see
informational APAR II10918.
Additional lp5250d options are described in the tn5250rc(5) man page.
run lp5250d as USER
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
lp5250d env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1 env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*HP4 as400sys
Connect to as400sys as the printer LINPRT1, using host print
transform on the AS/400 to print to an HP Laserjet or compatible
lp5250d env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1 env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*OKI184IBM
outputcommand=scs2ascii | lpr -Poki as400sys
Print to an Okidata Microline 184 Turbo on the local print queue
lp5250d env.DEVNAME=PSPRT outputcommand=scs2ps > scs$$.ps as400sys
Convert spooled files into PostScript® files.
Please report any bugs you find to the bug tracker or to the linux5250
mailing list. See the tn5250 web site for more details.
tn5250rc(5), tn5250(1), scs2ascii(1), scs2ps(1),
http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/, RFC1205, RFC2877, II10918.
tn5250 is copyright 1997 - 2001 Michael Madore. This manpage is
copyright 1999 - 2001 Carey Evans.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307
PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
tn5250 was written by Michael Madore, Jay Felice, Scott Klement and
others; see the AUTHORS file for details. This manual page was written
by Carey Evans.
12 November 2001