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GNU a2ps

Any to PostScript filter

Program started as a text to PostScript converter, with pretty printing and all the expected features of this kind of program, but it can now handle other file types (PostScript, Texinfo, DVI, web-authoring, PDF, etc.) provided you have the necessary tools. While highly configurable, everything was designed so that even a novice can do complicated PostScript manipulations. For instance, the program can delegate the processing of some files to other filters (such as groff, texi2dvi, dvips, gzip,etc.) which allows a uniform treatment (n-up, page selection, duples, etc.) of heterogeneous files It also includes support for a wide range of programming languages, encodings (ISO Latins, Cyrillic, etc.), medias, and Native Language Support (NLS).

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterDeborah Nicholson25 January 2008
License:GPLv3orlaterDeborah Nicholson25 January 2008

Leaders and contributors

David Seifert Maintainer
Masayuki Hatta Contributor
Chuck Robey Contributor
Dirk Eddelbuettel Contributor
Juliusz Chroboczek Contributor
Paolo Matos Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/a2ps
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-a2ps
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/a2ps
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/a2ps-patches
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/a2ps
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/a2ps.git

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteGhostscript
Weak prerequisiteLaTeX
Weak prerequisiteGV
Required to usePSUtils (psnup
Weak prerequisitedvips
Weak prerequisiteImageMagick
Required to usepsselect
Weak prerequisitemakeinfo
Weak prerequisitebzip2
Required to useetc.)
Weak prerequisiteacroread
Weak prerequisitegzip
Weak prerequisitegroff

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 May 2018.


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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