3.1 Command line options
To read the options and arguments that you give, a2ps uses GNU
- the options (short with arguments or long) must be separated by
- the order between options and files does not matter: `a2ps -4m
main.c' and `a2ps main.c -4m' are identical.
- the order between options *does matter*, especially between
options that influence the same parameters. For instance `a2ps -1
-l132' is not the same as `a2ps -l132 -1' (the latter being
equivalent to `a2ps -1').
- short options may be grouped together: `a2ps -4mg main.c -P
- when there are no ambiguities, long options can be abbreviated,
e.g., `--pro' will be understood as `--prologue',
- `--' ends the options. Anything behind `--' is considered to be a
file: `a2ps -- -2' prints the file `-2'(1).
Here after a BOOLEAN is considered as true (i.e. setting the option
on), if BOOLEAN is `yes', or `1'; as false if it equals `no' or `0';
and raise an error otherwise. The corresponding short option takes no
arguments, but corresponds to a positive answer.
When an argument is presented between square brackets, it means that
it is optional. Optional arguments to short option must never be
separated from the option.
- Tasks Options
- Exclusive options
- Global Options
- Settings involving the whole process
- Sheet Options
- Specify the layout on the sheet
- Page Options
- Specify the virtual pages
- Headings Options
- Specify the headers you want
- Input Options
- How to process the input files
- Pretty Print Options
- Source files support
- Output Options
- What should be done of the output
- PostScript Options
- PostScript specific options
---------- Footnotes ----------
(1) A classical Unix trick to make the difference between the option
`-2', and the file `-2' is to type `./-2'.
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