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pstops is a filter that is used to convert application/postscript to application/vnd.cups-postscript . As stated earlier, this filter inserts all device-specific print options (commands to the printer to ask for the duplexing of output, or stapling and punching it, and so on) into the PostScript file. An example is illustrated in Adding Device-Specific Print Options.

Figure21.5.Adding Device-Specific Print Options.

Adding Device-Specific Print Options.

This is not all. Other tasks performed by it are:

  • Selecting the range of pages to be printed (e.g., you can choose to print only pages “3, 6, 8-11, 16, and 19-21”, or only odd-numbered pages).

  • Putting two or more logical pages on one sheet of paper (the so-called “number-up” function).

  • Counting the pages of the job to insert the accounting information into the /var/log/cups/page_log.

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