Subject: Re: printcap entry, and my printer
To: Sean Matheis <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/30/1999 11:54:21
On Thu, 30 Dec 1999, Sean Matheis wrote:
> Per the man page for printcap,
> sh      bool    false             suppress printing of burst page header
> To me, the non-Unix programmer, this implies that "sh=true" means 
> suppress the printing.

Setting "sh" to true does mean suppress the printing. However, including
"sh=true" in the string doesn't set "sh" to true. The manpage doesn't
explain it very clearly, but for boolean values, just including the name
in the string sets it to true. I guess "sh=true" just gets ignored,
leaving "sh" at the default value of false.
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