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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 11:42:01 +0000

Index: emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi
diff -u emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi:1.18 emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi:1.19
--- emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi:1.18      Wed Apr 12 00:27:50 2006
+++ emacs/man/emacs-xtra.texi   Fri Apr 21 11:42:01 2006
@@ -3316,7 +3316,7 @@
 * Mouse: MS-DOS Mouse.         Mouse conventions on MS-DOS.
 * Display: MS-DOS Display.     Fonts, frames and display size on MS-DOS.
 * Files: MS-DOS File Names.    File name conventions on MS-DOS.
-* Printing: MS-DOS Printing.   How to specify the printer on MS-DOS.
+* Printing: MS-DOS Printing.   Printing specifics on MS-DOS.
 * I18N: MS-DOS and MULE.       Support for internationalization on MS-DOS.
 * Processes: MS-DOS Processes. Running subprocesses on MS-DOS.
 @end menu
@@ -3534,11 +3534,6 @@
 @cindex file names under MS-DOS
 @cindex init file, default name under MS-DOS
-  MS-DOS normally uses a backslash, @samp{\}, to separate name units
-within a file name, instead of the slash used on other systems.  Emacs
-on MS-DOS permits use of either slash or backslash, and also knows
-about drive letters in file names.
   On MS-DOS, file names are case-insensitive and limited to eight
 characters, plus optionally a period and three more characters.  Emacs
 knows enough about these limitations to handle file names that were
@@ -3593,55 +3588,14 @@
 @section Printing and MS-DOS
   Printing commands, such as @code{lpr-buffer}
-(@pxref{Printing,,,emacs, the Emacs Manual }) and
+(@pxref{Printing,,,emacs, the Emacs Manual}) and
 @code{ps-print-buffer} (@pxref{PostScript,,,emacs, the Emacs Manual})
-can work in MS-DOS and MS-Windows by sending the output to one of the
-printer ports, if a Posix-style @code{lpr} program is unavailable.
-The same Emacs variables control printing on all systems, but in some
-cases they have different default values on MS-DOS and MS-Windows.
address@hidden printer-name @r{(MS-DOS)}
-  If you want to use your local printer, printing on it in the usual DOS
-manner, then set the Lisp variable @code{lpr-command} to @code{""} (its
-default value) and @code{printer-name} to the name of the printer
-port---for example, @code{"PRN"}, the usual local printer port (that's
-the default), or @code{"LPT2"}, or @code{"COM1"} for a serial printer.
-You can also set @code{printer-name} to a file name, in which case
-``printed'' output is actually appended to that file.  If you set
address@hidden to @code{"NUL"}, printed output is silently
-discarded (sent to the system null device).
-  On MS-Windows, when the Windows network software is installed, you can
-also use a printer shared by another machine by setting
address@hidden to the UNC share name for that printer---for example,
address@hidden"//joes_pc/hp4si"}.  (It doesn't matter whether you use forward
-slashes or backslashes here.)  To find out the names of shared printers,
-run the command @samp{net view} at a DOS command prompt to obtain a list
-of servers, and @samp{net view @var{server-name}} to see the names of printers
-(and directories) shared by that server.  Alternatively, click the
address@hidden Neighborhood} icon on your desktop, and look for machines
-which share their printers via the network.
address@hidden @samp{net use}, and printing on MS-Windows
address@hidden networked printers (MS-Windows)
-  If the printer doesn't appear in the output of @samp{net view}, or
-if setting @code{printer-name} to the UNC share name doesn't produce a
-hardcopy on that printer, you can use the @samp{net use} command to
-connect a local print port such as @code{"LPT2"} to the networked
-printer.  For example, typing @kbd{net use LPT2:
-Note that the @samp{net use} command requires the UNC share name to be
-typed with the Windows-style backslashes, while the value of
address@hidden can be set with either forward- or backslashes.}
-causes Windows to @dfn{capture} the LPT2 port and redirect the printed
-material to the printer connected to the machine @code{joes_pc}.
-After this command, setting @code{printer-name} to @code{"LPT2"}
-should produce the hardcopy on the networked printer.
-  With some varieties of Windows network software, you can instruct
-Windows to capture a specific printer port such as @code{"LPT2"}, and
-redirect it to a networked printer via the @address@hidden
-Panel->Printers}} applet instead of @samp{net use}.
+can work on MS-DOS by sending the output to one of the printer ports,
+if a Posix-style @code{lpr} program is unavailable.  The same Emacs
+variables control printing on all systems, but in some cases they have
+different default values on MS-DOS.
address@hidden Printing,,,emacs, the Emacs Manual}, for details.
   Some printers expect DOS codepage encoding of address@hidden text, even
 though they are connected to a Windows machine which uses a different
@@ -3655,95 +3609,11 @@
 codepage 850 encoding.  You may need to create the @address@hidden
 coding system with @kbd{M-x codepage-setup}.
-  If you set @code{printer-name} to a file name, it's best to use an
-absolute file name.  Emacs changes the working directory according to
-the default directory of the current buffer, so if the file name in
address@hidden is relative, you will end up with several such
-files, each one in the directory of the buffer from which the printing
-was done.
address@hidden print-buffer @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden print-region @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden lpr-headers-switches @r{(MS-DOS)}
-  The commands @code{print-buffer} and @code{print-region} call the
address@hidden program, or use special switches to the @code{lpr} program, to
-produce headers on each printed page.  MS-DOS and MS-Windows don't
-normally have these programs, so by default, the variable
address@hidden is set so that the requests to print page
-headers are silently ignored.  Thus, @code{print-buffer} and
address@hidden produce the same output as @code{lpr-buffer} and
address@hidden, respectively.  If you do have a suitable @code{pr}
-program (for example, from GNU Textutils), set
address@hidden to @code{nil}; Emacs will then call
address@hidden to produce the page headers, and print the resulting output as
-specified by @code{printer-name}.
address@hidden print-region-function @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden lpr usage under MS-DOS
address@hidden lpr-command @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden lpr-switches @r{(MS-DOS)}
-  Finally, if you do have an @code{lpr} work-alike, you can set the
-variable @code{lpr-command} to @code{"lpr"}.  Then Emacs will use
address@hidden for printing, as on other systems.  (If the name of the
-program isn't @code{lpr}, set @code{lpr-command} to specify where to
-find it.)  The variable @code{lpr-switches} has its standard meaning
-when @code{lpr-command} is not @code{""}.  If the variable
address@hidden has a string value, it is used as the value for the
address@hidden option to @code{lpr}, as on Unix.
address@hidden ps-print-buffer @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden ps-spool-buffer @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden ps-printer-name @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden ps-lpr-command @r{(MS-DOS)}
address@hidden ps-lpr-switches @r{(MS-DOS)}
-  A parallel set of variables, @code{ps-lpr-command},
address@hidden, and @code{ps-printer-name} (@pxref{PostScript
-Variables,,,emacs, the Emacs Manual}), defines how PostScript files
-should be printed.  These variables are used in the same way as the
-corresponding variables described above for non-PostScript printing.
-Thus, the value of @code{ps-printer-name} is used as the name of the
-device (or file) to which PostScript output is sent, just as
address@hidden is used for non-PostScript printing.  (There are
-two distinct sets of variables in case you have two printers attached
-to two different ports, and only one of them is a PostScript printer.)
-  The default value of the variable @code{ps-lpr-command} is @code{""},
-which causes PostScript output to be sent to the printer port specified
-by @code{ps-printer-name}, but @code{ps-lpr-command} can also be set to
-the name of a program which will accept PostScript files.  Thus, if you
-have a non-PostScript printer, you can set this variable to the name of
-a PostScript interpreter program (such as Ghostscript).  Any switches
-that need to be passed to the interpreter program are specified using
address@hidden  (If the value of @code{ps-printer-name} is a
-string, it will be added to the list of switches as the value for the
address@hidden option.  This is probably only useful if you are using
address@hidden, so when using an interpreter typically you would set
address@hidden to something other than a string so it is
-  For example, to use Ghostscript for printing on an Epson printer
-connected to the @samp{LPT2} port, put this in your @file{_emacs} file:
-(setq ps-printer-name t)  ; Ghostscript doesn't understand -P
-(setq ps-lpr-command "c:/gs/gs386")
-(setq ps-lpr-switches '("-q" "-dNOPAUSE"
-                       "-sDEVICE=epson"
-                       "-r240x72"
-                       "-sOutputFile=LPT2"
-                       "-Ic:/gs"))
address@hidden example
-(This assumes that Ghostscript is installed in the @file{"c:/gs"}
 @vindex dos-printer
 @vindex dos-ps-printer
   For backwards compatibility, the value of @code{dos-printer}
 (@code{dos-ps-printer}), if it has a value, overrides the value of
address@hidden (@code{ps-printer-name}), on MS-DOS and MS-Windows
address@hidden (@code{ps-printer-name}), on MS-DOS.
 @node MS-DOS and MULE

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