lp5250d



LP5250D(1)                                                          LP5250D(1)




NAME

       lp5250d - start an AS/400 printer session


SYNOPSIS

       lp5250d [OPTIONS] host[:port]
       lp5250d -version


DESCRIPTION

       lp5250d  connects  to an AS/400 over TCP/IP and provides a printer ses-
       sion emulating an IBM 3812 printer.  The  printer  session  works  with
       scs2ascii  and  host  print  transform  on  the  AS/400 to print AS/400
       spooled files on a local printer.

       To end a printer session, send it a SIGTERM signal with kill(1).

       Printing support requires named session support, which is available for
       most  recent  versions  of  OS/400,  but is only supplied with V4R3 and
       later versions.  For V3R2, V3R7, V4R1 and  V4R2,  please  see  informa-
       tional APAR II10918.


OPTIONS

       trace=FILE
              Log  all  lp5250d actions to tracefile.  This file will get very
              large.

       map=CCSID
              Set the translation table between ASCII and EBCDIC.  This should
              match  the  normal CCSID of the AS/400.  The default for lp5250d
              is 37.

              See Translation Maps in tn5250(1) for a list of  supported  val-
              ues.

       env.DEVNAME=NAME
              Set  the  device  name for the AS/400 to assign to the 5250 ses-
              sion.  This should be up to ten characters long and  consist  of
              only letters and numbers.  It will be converted to uppercase and
              used as the name of the 5250-compatible device  on  the  AS/400.
              There  may only be one session active with any given name at one
              time.

       outputcommand=COMMAND
              Set the command  that  will  be  receive  printer  output.   The
              default command is ‘scs2ascii |lpr’.

       env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=NAME
              Set  the  name of the host print transform description to use on
              the AS/400.  This is the same as the MFRTYPMDL parameter on  the
              CRTDEVPRT  command.  See the CL Reference or the online help for
              a list of valid values.

       env.VARIABLE=VALUE
              Set any other environment variables controlling the printer ses-
              sion.   A  list  of  relevant variables is given in section 7 of
              RFC2877.  More generally, the variables are  the  parameters  of
              the CRTDEVPRT command, with a prefix of IBM.

       -version
              Display the version of lp5250d and exit.


EXAMPLES

       lp5250d env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1 env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*HP4 as400sys
              Connect  to  as400sys  as  the printer LINPRT1, using host print
              transform on the AS/400 to print to an HP Laserjet or compatible
              using lpr.

       lp5250d  env.DEVNAME=LINPRT1  env.IBMMFRTYPMDL=*OKI184IBM  outputcom-
       mand=scs2ascii | lpr -Poki as400sys
              Print to an Okidata Microline 184 Turbo on the local print queue
              named ‘oki’.

       lp5250d env.DEVNAME=PSPRT outputcommand=scs2ps > scs$$.ps as400sys
              Convert spooled files info PostScript® files.


BUGS

       Please report any bugs you find to the bug tracker or to the  linux5250
       mailing list.  See the tn5250 web site for more details.


SEE ALSO

       tn5250(1),   scs2ascii(1),  scs2ps(1),  http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/,
       RFC1205, RFC2877, II10918.


COPYRIGHT

       tn5250 is copyright 1997 - 2001 Michael Madore.  This manpage is  copy-
       right 1999 - 2001 Carey Evans.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License  as  published
       by  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or
       (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it  will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without  even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the  GNU  Lesser
       General Public License for more details.

       You  should  have  received  a  copy  of  the GNU Lesser General Public
       License along with this program; if not, write  to  the  Free  Software
       Foundation,  Inc.,  59  Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307
       USA


TRADEMARKS

       PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Sysems Incorporated.


AUTHORS

       tn5250 was written by Michael Madore, Jay Felice and  others;  see  the
       AUTHORS file for details.  This manual page was written by Carey Evans.



                                  30 Aug 2001                       LP5250D(1)

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