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PSREVERSE(8) manual page


psreverse - reverse printer output




The program psreverse reverses the pages for the printer. It is usually called from the lp(1) or lpr(1) printer script. One usually pipes the output of psreverse into psf(8) .


Programs must minimally conform to PostScript Document Structuring Comments (begin with the string "%!PS-Adobe-") to be reversed. Jobs that claim to conform, but in fact do not, may not reverse correctly. This indicates a bug in the application that generated the PostScript. The only solution in this case is to disable reversing via the xktalk(1) GUI, or by removing the call to psreverse from the print queue's script (either spooldir /psif-printer for LPR or the printer file in the LP interface directory).


Currently, there is no method to reverse the order of non-PostScript jobs from the UNIX system. Extremely long documents may not be able to be reversed. (Current maximum document length is 999 pages.)

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