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       prg2lout - convert computer program text into Lout


       prg2lout -l language [ options ] files...


       Reformat  computer  program  text for input to the Lout document formatting system, taking
       care of comments, character strings, tab characters, etc.

       prg2lout reads the named program source files and produces output suitable  for  input  to
       lout -s.  Thus,

              prg2lout -l C foo.c | lout -s | lpr

       will  print  the  C  program foo.c on a PostScript printer.  Each file will start on a new
       page, preceded by its name in bold.


              (Compulsory.)  Files are written in this programmming language.  Run prg2lout -u to
              see the list of languages available.

              Use a fixed width font (the default for C).

              Use  a  varying-width  italic  font  with non-italic bold keywords (the default for

              Use a varying-width italic font  with  mathematical  symbols  and  non-italic  bold

       -n     Do not print the file name before each source file.

       -f font
              Select  a  font  family.   The  default  is  -fCourier for -pfixed, and -fTimes for
              -pvarying and -psymbol.

       -s size
              Select a Lout font size.  The default is -s9p (meaning 9 points) for  -pfixed,  and
              -s10p for -pvarying and -psymbol.  These work well with 80-character-wide programs.

       -v vsize
              Select  a  Lout  vertical inter-line gap.  The default is -v1.1fx meaning 1.1 times
              the font size measured from baseline to baseline.

       -b num Select a blank line scale factor.  The default is -b1.0 meaning no scaling.  A good
              alternative is 0.6.

       -t num Set the tab interval to num characters (default is -t8).

       -T width
              Without  this  option,  prg2lout  simulates  tabs  with  spaces.  With this option,
              prg2lout simulates tabs with Lout tabulation operators; width is the width  of  one
              tab interval in the final print, measured in Lout units.  This guarantees alignment
              of characters following tabs even  with  varying-width  fonts,  provided  width  is
              sufficiently large.  For example, -T0.5i produces half-inch tab intervals.

       -L number
              Attach  line  numbers  to the program text, beginning with number or 1 if number is
              not given.  You may need to give the 1 anyway to prevent .I prg2lout from taking  a
              following file name as a number.

       -N     Do not print line numbers on blank lines.

       -M     Like -N but do not assign line numbers to blank lines.

       -S filename
              Use filename as the setup file instead of the system default setup file.  The setup
              file determines the value of all  formatting  options  not  given  to  prg2lout  as
              command line arguments.

       -u     Print usage information on stderr, including available languages, and exit.

       -V     Print version information on stderr and exit.

   Raw Mode
       There is a “raw mode” usage of prg2lout invoked by a -r flag (must be the first argument).
       This converts one program file into Lout-readable source without any heading  or  trailing
       information.  Synopsis:

              prg2lout -r -i infile -o out -e err -t num -T width

       Users should never need this mode; it is invoked automatically from within Lout by symbols
       supplied with the standard configuration (see reference).


       lout(1), lpr(1), ghostview(1).


       Jeffrey H. Kingston, “A User's Guide to the Lout Document Formatting System”, Chapter 11.


       Jeffrey H. Kingston