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fixps - sanitize PostScript files


Try to fix common PostScript problems that break postprocessing.

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-q, --quiet
don't print informational messages
-o, --output=FILE
save result in FILE. If FILE is `-', send to stdout
-f, --force
force full rewrite by ghostscript
-n, --no-fix
don't fix the FILE, but still honor `-o'
-c, --check, --dry-run
don't perform any action

- Remove junk before and after PostScript content - Use only Unix end of lines (\n) - Remove empty lines - Fix Apple prologue (fixmacps) - Fix FrameMaker prologue (fixfmps) - Fix CorelDraw prologue (fixnt) - Fix Windows NT 3.5/4.0 prologue (fixnt) - Fix Windows 95 prologue - Ensure there is a `%%BeginSetup/%%EndSetup' section - Removes Canvas' extraneaous `%%EndDocument:' comments - Split too long lines

If the FILE seems really in a bad state, ghostscript may be used to perform a full rewrite. The output might then be significantly bigger, but much safer.

Written by Akim Demaille.

Report bugs to <>

Copyright © 1998-2000 Akim Demaille, Miguel Santana
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

a2ps(1), card(1), fixps(1), pdiff(1), psset(1), texi2dvi4a2ps(1).

The full documentation for fixps is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and fixps programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info fixps

should give you access to the complete manual.

December 2007 fixps 1.5 (GNU a2ps 4.14)