Options

The printing system in SLAC supports several options, which could be applied to any printer. From UNIX they can be activated by using the -Z parameter of the lpr command.
The lpr man page contains information about these SLAC modifications:
LPR(1)                                                     LPR(1)


NAME
       lpr - off line print

SYNOPSIS
       lpr [ -A ] [ -b,l ] [ -C class ] [ -D debugopt ]
            [ -F filterformat ] [ -h ] [ -i indentcols ]
            [ -k ] [ -J job ] [ -K,# copies ]
            [ -m mailTo ] [ -P printer ] [ -Q ] [ -r ]
            [ -R remoteAccount ] [ -s ] [ -T title ] [ -U user ]
            [ -V ] [ -w width ] [ -Z zoptions ] [ -1,2,3,4 font ]
            [ filename ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Lpr uses a spooling daemon to print the named  files  when
       facilities  become  available.   If  no  names appear, the
       standard input is assumed.

OPTIONS

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       -Z zoptions
            This option is used to  pass  options  to  the  print
            spooler,  and  is used when additional or specialized
            information must be provided  to  the  spooler.   The
            following zoptions are available at SLAC:

            ascii
                 ASCII file (auto-detected).
            bindlong
                 controls  page orientation in duplex printing to
                 allow binding on the long edge.

            bindshort
                 controls page orientation in duplex printing  to
                 allow binding on the short edge.

            compressed
                 use a small dense font for ASCII printing.

            duplex
                 print  double sided (duplex) if available on the
                 printer.

            dvi  (La)TeX DVI file  (auto-detected).  All  include
                 files  must  have  absolute  path names and they
                 must be accessible by the print server.

            hires
                 use highest resolution of the printer.

            h'title'
                 set the header text for ASCII printing.

            iso1 support ISO Latin 1 character set to allow  e.g.
                 umlauts.

            landscape
                 use the landscape page format.

            nobanner
                 do not print a banner page.

            noheader / nh
                 suppress header in ASCII printouts.

            pdf  PDF file (auto-detected).

            portrait
                 use the portrait page format.

            postscript
                 PostScript file (auto-detected).

            roff file  contains  groff,  nroff,  troff, or deroff
                 commands (auto-detected).

            raw / transparent
                 print the file "as is"  and  do  not  apply  any
                 post-processing (filtering).

            simplex
                 print single sided (no duplex).

            transparency
                 use  transparencies if available on the printer.

            xq   extra quality printing (with edge smoothing,  if
                 available on the printer).
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December 15, 1999, Alf Wachsmann. Last modified: 06-06-2000