MirBSD manpage: dpsexec(1)

DPSEXEC(1)          UNIX Programmer's Manual           DPSEXEC(1)


     dpsexec - Display PostScript Executive


     dpsexec [ -display name ][ -sync ][ -backup ][ -noexec ][
     -root ][ -drawable windowId ][ -height n ][ -width n ]


     dpsexec is a Display PostScript program that allows the user
     to interact directly with the PostScript interpreter through
     a command interface. dpsexec reads lines of text from stan-
     dard input and passes each line to the PostScript inter-
     preter for execution. It creates a window that displays the
     results of graphics operations as they are executed. dpsexec
     exits when end of file is reached on standard input, or when
     the user types "quit<return>", which executes the PostScript
     quit operator.

     By default, dpsexec executes the PostScript executive opera-
     tor before it accepts any user input. This operator puts the
     PostScript interpreter in "interactive executive" mode so
     that the user can control the interpreter directly. In this
     mode, the PostScript interpreter supports certain line-
     editing functions and prompts the user when it is ready to
     execute more input. See section 2.4.4, "Using the Inter-
     preter Interactively," of the PostScript Language Reference
     Manual, Second Edition, for detailed information on this
     mode of operation.


     -display name
          specifies the display on which to open a connection to
          the Display PostScript system. If no display is speci-
          fied, the DISPLAY environment variable is used.

          establishes a synchronous connection with the specified
          X display.

          uses backing store for the window in which graphics are
          displayed, if possible.  This is generally only effec-
          tive with the DPS NX system.

          prevents dpsexec from entering "interactive executive"
          mode.  The primary effect of this option is to inhibit
          printing the PS> prompt before each line of input is
          accepted. This option is useful when dpsexec is run

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          with standard input redirected from a file or a pipe.

          tells dpsexec to draw into the root window instead of
          into a window that it creates.

     -drawable windowId
          tells dpsexec to draw into the specified window instead
          of into a window that it creates.

     -height n
          sets the height of the created window.

     -width n
          sets the width of the created window.


     PostScript language error messages are printed to standard


     Adobe Systems Incorporated


     PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of Adobe
     Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jur-

     Copyright (c) 1990-1994 Adobe Systems Incorporated.  All
     rights reserved.

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