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Re: Can a user modify sheets.map or specify an alternative?

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Can a user modify sheets.map or specify an alternative?
Date: 11 Sep 2002 17:33:01 +0200
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>>>>> "Edward" == Edward Arthur <address@hidden> writes:

Edward> Hi, Firstly I do not have ROOT privs on this system so I
Edward> cannot modify /usr/local/share/a2ps/sheets/sheets.map.

You can have your own in ~/.a2ps, and use include.  E.g., 

Why Does it Say my File is Binary?

     a2ps complains that my file is binary though it is not.

   There are several reasons that can cause a2ps to consider a file is
   - there are many non printable characters in the file.  Then you
     need to use the option `--print-anyway'.

   - the file is sane, composed of printable characters.  Then it is
     very likely that `file(1)' said the type of the file is `data', in
     which case a2ps prefers not to print the file.  Then you can
        - specify the type of the file, for instance `-Eplain';

        - specify to print in any case, `--print-anyway';

        - remove the annoying rule from the system's `sheets.map':
               binary: <data*>

        - insert in your own `~/.a2ps/sheets.map' a rule that overrides
          that of the system's `sheets.map':
               # Load the system's sheets.map

               # Override the rule for files with type `data' according to file\
               plain: <data*>

          But this is not very good, since then this rule is always the
          first tested, which means that any file with type `data'
          according to `file(1)' will be printed in `plain' style, even
          if the file is called `foo.c'.

        - if your files can be recognized, insert a new rule in a
          `sheets.map', such as
               # file(1) says it's data, but it's pure text
               plain:   /*.txx/

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