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Notes about GPE

GPE is a very simple text editor that will be called by the core program when some text data has to be displayed or printed.
You can use any other editor you like. Just redirect the 'gpe' binary to your favorite editor using ln -s command.
The core program will generally issue text files that are 70 lines x 80 columns matrix formatted and an A4 paper format is expected to be used.
 
For Linux users:
In order to print you have to create a small script named <gpe-prt> that will take a single parameter ( the passed GPE file name). This approach gives you full open door on what way the printing issues are handled.

Here next examples for none and Postscript able printers:

1) Please use the a2ps utility to translate your text to postscript format. (no more needed from version 1.3)

#!/bin/bash
# script gpe-prt
a2ps -q -1  -B --borders=0 -o /tmp/toprt.ps $1
gs-prt /tmp/toprt.ps

2) A script 'prt' called by 'gpe-prt'  to send the Postscript doc. to an Epson Stylus Color printer using Ghostscript tool .

#!/bin/bash
# script gs-prt
gs -sDEVICE=stcolor -sOutputFile=/tmp/to.lpr -dNOPAUSE /usr/share/gs/6.53/stcolor.ps $1 -c quit
lpr /tmp/to.lpr

3) With CUPS installed the script is very simple

#!/bin/bash
# script gpe-prt
lpr $1

For Windows  users a call to NOTEPAD is done instead of GPE.




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