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       barcode - a standalone program to convert text strings to printed bars


       barcode  [[-b  -  | string] | [-i - | input_file]] [-e encoding] [-o - | outfile] [ other-
       flags ]


       This manual page documents briefly the barcode command as provided by barcode package.

       GNU barcode is a standalone program that converts text strings to  printed  bars.   It  is
       able to read user supplied strings from the command line or a data file (standard input by
       default) and encode all of them.


       barcode accepts the following options:

       --help or -h
              Print a usage summary and exit.

       -i <arg>
              Specify input file (strings to encode), default is stdin

       -o <arg>
              Specify output file, default is stdout

       -b <arg>
              Specify string to encode (use input file if missing)

       -e <arg>
              Specify encoding type (default is best fit for first string)

       -u <arg>
              Specify unit to be used ("mm", "in", ...).  This option is used to  decode  -g,  -t
              and -p.

       -g <arg>
              Specify geometry on the page: [<wid>x<hei>][+<margin>+<margin>]

       -t <arg>
              Specify table geometry: <cols>x<lines>[+<margin>+<margin>]

       -m <arg>
              Specify internal margin for each item in a table: <xm>[,<ym>]

       -n     Be "numeric": avoid printing text along with the bars

       -c     no Checksum character, if the chosen encoding allows it

       -E     Print one code as eps file (default: multi-page ps)

       -S     Print one code as svg file (default: multi-page ps)

       -P     Create PCL output instead of postscript

       -p <arg>
              Specify page size. Please refer to texinfo doc for more information.

       -s     Use streaming mode. Please refer to texinfo doc for more information.


       The  program encodes text strings passed either on the command line (with -b) or retrieved
       from standard input.  The text representation is interpreted according to  certain  rules.
       Please refer to texinfo doc as described below for detail introduction.

       To get a list of supported encoding type names, please call the program with "-h" option.


       Please  mail  bug reports and suggestions to ⟨⟩ or submit them onto its
       Bug Tracker on .

       Please report Debian-specific bugs using Debian Bug Tracking System.


       Full documentation of GNU barcode is available as  a  texinfo  document  provided  by  the
       authors.  Please  call  info barcode to read it after having GNU Info documentation reader

       Project homepage:


       Alessandro Rubini ⟨⟩(maintainer)
       Leonid A. Broukhis ⟨⟩(several encodings)
       Andrea Scopece ⟨⟩(PCL output)

       This manual page is written by Boyuan Yang ⟨⟩ for the Debian Project  (but
       may be used by others).