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It translates the files that you send to a printer to a "language" that your printer can "understand". To accomplish this goal, it determines the type of the file that is to be printed and uses its "knowledge" to convert the file to something that is printable.
This is done by use of magicfilter's own magic database (a la file(1)) to decide how to print out a given print job.
This file describes the filters for the EPSON Stylus Color family of printers. They are all initially based on `epsonlqc-filter.x'. Most of this is completely untested since I (Dirk Ritter <email@example.com>) only have the original Stylus Color, so there is no warranty for anything whatsoever! Choosing the right printer model -------------------------------- These days there are a whole lot of E more»
IMPORTANT: The only filters which have been tested are the dj500, dj550c and ljet4m filters, since those are the only printer types I use. Any additional files are untested, even if they do not explicitly say so. I would like information if they work properly or not; please send me email at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you are using any of the other sample filters. Thanks, /hpa
MAGICFILTER(8) MAGICFILTER(8) NAME magicfilter - automatic configurable printer filter SYNOPSIS magicfilter config-file [-c] [-n user] [-h host] [-iindent] [--debug] [other-options] DESCRIPTION magicfilter is an extensible and customizable automatic printer filter. It selects an appropriate conversion tech‐ more»
MAGICFILTERCONFIG(8) MAGICFILTERCONFIG(8) NAME magicfilterconfi more»
magicfilter (1.2-63) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control: + include DMUA: yes, as per reco more»
1.2 Mar 17, 1996 * Most standard conversions moved to .xh include files in the filters director more»
This is Debian GNU/Linux's prepackaged version of magicfilter, a customizable, extensible automatic more»