Provided by: vtprint_2.0.2-12_amd64 bug


       vtprtoff,vtprton - turn off or on printer attached to local terminal


       vtprtoff [ -dDeEhlqQNtvw ] [ -L vtprintcap ] [ -T termtype ] [ -V device ]

       vtprton [ -dDeEhlqQNtvw ] [ -L vtprintcap ] [ -T termtype ] [ -V device ]


       vtprtoff is a simple program that turns off (or on) redirection of ASCII text to a printer
       connected to a terminal or terminal  emulator.   It  uses  terminal  escape  sequences  to
       achieve this end.


       -d     Use  the tty device file instead of stdout for output.  This is defined as /dev/tty
              on this system. (This is operating system specific and  may  vary  from  system  to

       -D     Use the stdout stream for output, rather than a tty device file.

       -e     Forces vtprtoff to ignore the TERM environment variable and use the builtin control
              codes instead.

       -E     Undoes the effect of the -e option, which allows vtprtoff to  attempt  to  find  an
              entry  in  /etc/vtprintcap  for  the  TERM  value and use the corresponding control

       -h     Print out a simple usage message.

       -l     Print out the license agreement.

       -L vtprintcap
              Specifies an alternate file to use instead of /etc/vtprintcap.

       -q     Quiet mode.  Suppress various status messages from being displayed.

       -Q     Cancels the effect of the -q option, allowing normal progress reporting to occur.

       -t     Force the use of the TERM variable to perform a look up of the control sequences to
              be used in /etc/vtprintcap.  If an entry in that file can't be found, vtprtoff will
              abort with an error.

       -T termtype
              Use the value of termtype instead of the value of  the  TERM  environment  variable
              when performing lookups in /etc/vtprintcap.

       -v     Display version information.

       -V device
              Specifies an alternate device file instead of /dev/tty to use.

       -w     Display important warranty waiver information.  NO WARRANTY!


       TERM   the type of the terminal vtprtoff will assume is being used.

              string of options to be used by vtprtoff.


       vtprtoff  was written by Garrett D'Amore, on June 5, 1994 and last modified on October 25,
       1994.  It is heavily derived from a similar program, called lprint, by  the  same  author.
       He can be reached via Internet e-mail at


       The  latest  version  of  vtprtoff is available as part of the vtprint package, and can be
       obtained by anonymous ftp at in the /pub/vtprint directory.  Please read  the
       INDEX and README files before downloading.

       If  you  do not have ftp availability, then you can request a uuencoded copy of vtprint be
       sent to you via e-mail from the  author.   The  author  is  also  willing  to  make  other
       arrangements as needed, within certain limitations.


       vtprtoff  is  copyrighted  1994,  by  Garrett  D'Amore.  It may be freely redistributed or
       modified, so long as this and any other copyright notices are included in  their  original
       form  with  the  program.   The  user  is  granted  the  right to use this program without


       vtprtoff is provided WITHOUT WARRANTY.  The user agrees to indemnify the author  from  any
       claims  of  damage  or  loss arising from the use of or inability to use this program.  In
       other words, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!




       lpr(1), vtprint(1), vtprintcap(5)