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       vtprintcap - database of terminal printer control codes




       vtprintcap  is  a  simple  flat  file  database  containing a list of the names of various
       terminals and the codes those terminals use to start and stop an attached  printer  (media
       hard copy). This database is used by vtprint(1) and related programs.

       Each  entry is composed of three lines.  The first line is a comma-delimited list of names
       which may be used to reference this entry.  The second line  the  sequence  of  characters
       used  by  the terminal to turn on an attached hard copy device and redirect output to that
       device.   The third line contains the sequence of characters used to turn the  device  off
       and restore normal output to the screen.

       An entry must have all three lines to be considered valid.  Currently no comment lines are
       permitted to exist between these lines: such lines would be  interpreted  as  the  printer
       control codes themselves!

       The  rules for selecting a terminal name are simple: you must follow the same rules as for
       /etc/termcap(5) names.  Terminal names should be entered in /etc/vtprintcap  with  exactly
       the same names as are in /etc/termcap.

       The  control  code  strings  in  the  second  and  third lines of an entry are governed as
       follows: ANSI C style escapes for character constants (e.g. \n for newline) are permitted,
       constant  strings  are  permitted,  and quotes may be used to as delimiters in the string.
       (This is useful if you wish you use a digit immediately following a  numeric  escape.  For
       example,  ESC-5  should  be  represented  as  \033"5" to avoid confusion in with \335.  In
       general, the rules outlined for ANSI constant escaping are enforced.

       Additionally, /etc/vtprintcap may contain comment lines, which are indicated by placing  a
       hash  mark (#) in the first column of the line.  Remember however that entries must not be
       broken up by comment lines!


       Here is a sample entry common to DEC vt100 and vt102 terminals:

              # Sample vtprintcap entry for vt100 & vt102 terminals
              vt100, vt102

       This entry would be used whenever the user's TERM environment variable was set to  "vt102"
       or  "vt100",  using  ESC [5i and ESC [4i as the printer control codes to turn a printer on
       and off, respectively.


       vtprintcap is part of the vtprint package, which can  be  obtained  by  anonymous  ftp  at in the /pub/vtprint directory.  Please read the INDEX and README files before

       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.




       vtprintcap handling code currently could get confused if a printer control code is exactly
       the  same  as  the  name  of  a terminal, or contained the name of a terminal delimited by
       commas.  As this is very unlikely to every occur, it shouldn't be a problem.


       termcap(5) vtprint(1)