Provided by: tn5250_0.17.3-2_i386 bug

NAME

       lp5250d - start an AS/400 printer session

SYNOPSIS

       lp5250d [OPTIONS] HOSTNAME

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       Additional lp5250d options are described in the tn5250rc(5) man page.

       -u, --user=USER
              run lp5250d as USER

       -H, --help
              display this help and exit

       -v, --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

       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
              using lpr.

       lp5250d        env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1        env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*OKI184IBM
       outputcommand=scs2ascii | lpr -Poki as400sys
              Print to an Okidata Microline 184 Turbo on the local print queue
              named ‘oki’.

       lp5250d env.DEVNAME=PSPRT outputcommand=scs2ps > scs$$.ps as400sys
              Convert spooled files into PostScript® files.

BUGS

       Please report any bugs you find to the bug tracker or to the  linux5250
       mailing list.  See the tn5250 web site for more details.

SEE ALSO

       tn5250rc(5),         tn5250(1),         scs2ascii(1),        scs2ps(1),
       http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/, RFC1205, RFC2877, II10918.

COPYRIGHT

       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
       USA

TRADEMARKS

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

AUTHORS

       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                     LP5250D(1)