The text2pdf program is a small and fairly easy to use utility for reading a plain text input file and generating PDF output based on it. It has been written by Phil Smith and compiles on MPE/iX out of the box. I'm sharing the MPE/iX binary for convenience.
The MPE binary was built on 6.0 PowerPatch 2 using GNU gcc 3.0.4
The download below contains sources as well as compiled MPE program:
Here is a small session snippet showing unpacking and a usage example:
:# assume we did a binary download to /tmp/text2pdf-11.tar.Z :chdir /tmp :xeq /bin/tar "xvzopf /tmp/text2pdf-11.tar.Z" :chdir ./text2pdf :listfile ./@ ,2 PATH= /tmp/text2pdf/ CODE ------------LOGICAL RECORD----------- ----SPACE---- FILENAME SIZE TYP EOF LIMIT R/B SECTORS #X MX 1B BA 1576 2147483647 1 16 1 * Makefile 1B BA 2300 2147483647 1 16 1 * help.pdf NMPRG 128W FB 674 674 1 688 3 * text2pdf 1B BA 1802 2147483647 1 16 1 * text2pdf.1 1B BA 13871 2147483647 1 64 1 * text2pdf.c 1B BA 4288 2147483647 1 32 1 * text2pdf.html :xeq ./text2pdf -h text2pdf [options] [filename] text2pdf makes a 7-bit clean PDF file (version 1.1) from any input file. It reads from standard input or a named file, and writes the PDF file to standard output. There are various options as follows: -h show this message -f<font> use PostScript <font> (must be in standard 14, default: Courier) -I use ISOLatin1Encoding -s<size> use font at given pointsize (default 10) -v<dist> use given line spacing (default 12 points) -l<lines> lines per page (default 60, determined automatically if unspecified) -c<chars> maximum characters per line (default 80) -t<spaces> spaces per tab character (default 8) -F ignore formfeed characters (^L) -A4 use A4 paper (default Letter) -A3 use A3 paper (default Letter) -x<width> independent paper width in points -y<height> independent paper height in points -2 format in 2 columns -L landscape mode Note that where one variable is implied by two options, the second option takes precedence for that variable. (e.g. -A4 -y500) In landscape mode, page width and height are simply swapped over before formatting, no matter how or when they were defined. text2pdf v1.1 (c) Phil Smith, 1996 :file in=hpswinfo.pub.sys,old :file out=/tmp/demo.pdf;rec=,,b;disc=123456789;save :xeq ./text2pdf "-A4 -L" < *in > *out :reset in :reset out :# use Adobe Acrobat reader to view the /tmp/demo.pdf output file
If you prefer using Shell commands...
:xeq /bin/sh -L Shell/iX> cd /tmp/text2pdf Shell/iX> ./text2pdf -A4 -L /SYS/PUB/HPSWINFO > /tmp/demo.pdf Shell/iX> exit
Have fun with text2pdf for MPE/iX, but keep in mind: use at your own riskLars Appel, September 2002
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