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AIX Version 4.3 Kernel and Subsystems Technical Reference, Volume 2

Subroutines for Writing a Print Formatter

The pioformat formatter driver requires a print formatter to contain the following function routines:

initialize Performs printer initialization.
lineout Formats a print line.
passthru Passes through the input data stream without modification or formats the input data stream without assistance from the formatter driver.
restore Restores the printer to its default state.
setup Performs setup processing for the print formatter.

Related Information

Subroutines for Print Formatters.

Understanding Embedded References in Printer Attribute Strings.

Printer Addition Management Subsystem: Programming Overview.

Adding a New Printer Type to Your System.

Example of Print Formatter.

Adding a Printer Formatter to the Printer Backend.

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