dpsexec - Display PostScript Executive
dpsexec [ -display name ][ -sync ][ -backup ][ -noexec ][ -root ][
-drawable windowId ][ -height n ][ -width n ]
dpsexec is a Display PostScript program that allows the user to inter-
act directly with the PostScript interpreter through a command inter-
face. dpsexec reads lines of text from standard input and passes each
line to the PostScript interpreter for execution. It creates a window
that displays the results of graphics operations as they are executed.
dpsexec exits when end of file is reached on standard input, or when
the user types "quit<return>", which executes the PostScript quit oper-
By default, dpsexec executes the PostScript executive operator before
it accepts any user input. This operator puts the PostScript inter-
preter in "interactive executive" mode so that the user can control the
interpreter directly. In this mode, the PostScript interpreter sup-
ports certain line-editing functions and prompts the user when it is
ready to execute more input. See section 2.4.4, "Using the Interpreter
Interactively," of the PostScript Language Reference Manual, Second
Edition, for detailed information on this mode of operation.
specifies the display on which to open a connection to the Dis-
play PostScript system. If no display is specified, the DISPLAY
environment variable is used.
-sync establishes a synchronous connection with the specified X dis-
uses backing store for the window in which graphics are dis-
played, if possible. This is generally only effective with the
DPS NX system.
prevents dpsexec from entering "interactive executive" mode.
The primary effect of this option is to inhibit printing the PS>
prompt before each line of input is accepted. This option is
useful when dpsexec is run with standard input redirected from a
file or a pipe.
-root tells dpsexec to draw into the root window instead of into a
window that it creates.
tells dpsexec to draw into the specified window instead of into
a window that it creates.
sets the height of the created window.
sets the width of the created window.
PostScript language error messages are printed to standard output.
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