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       paperconf - print paper configuration informations


       paperconf [ [ -p ] paper | -d | -a ] [ -z ] [ -n | -N ] [ -s | -w | -h ] [ -c | -m | -i ]


       paperconf prints informations about a given paper.  The informations that can be obtaineed
       are the name of the paper, its  size  and  its  width  or  height.   When  called  without
       arguments,  paperconf  prints the name of the system- or user-specified paper, obtained by
       looking in order at the PAPERSIZE environment  variable,  at  the  contents  of  the  file
       specified  by  the PAPERCONF environment variable, at the contects of /etc/papersize or by
       using letter as a fall-back value if none of the other alternatives  are  successful.   By
       default, width and height of the paper are printed in PostScript points.


       -p paper
              Specify the name of the paper about which informations are asked.

       -d     Use the default builtin paper name.

       -a     Consider all known papers names.

       -z     If  the  paper  name is unknown, print it but issue a message on the standard error
              and exit with a non-zero code.

       -n     Print the name of the paper.

       -N     Print the name of the paper with the first letter capitalized.

       -s     Print the size (width followed by height) of the paper.

       -w     Print the width of the paper.

       -h     Print the height of the paper.

       -c     Use centimetres as unit for paper size.

       -m     Use millimetres as unit for paper size.

       -i     Use inches as unit for paper size.


       PAPERSIZE           Paper size to use regardless of what the papersize file contains.

       PAPERCONF           Full path to a file containing the paper size to use.


       /etc/papersize      Contains the name of the system-wide default paper size to be used  if
                           the PAPERSIZE and PAPERCONF variables are not set.


       Yves Arrouye <>



                                          24 April 2001                              PAPERCONF(1)