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+.\"***************************************************************************
+.\" Copyright (c) 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc. *
+.\" *
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+.\" authorization. *
+.\"***************************************************************************
+.\"
+.'" $Id: curs_print.3x,v 1.3 1998/03/11 21:12:53 juergen Exp $
+.TH curs_print 3X ""
+.SH NAME
+\fBmcprint\fR - ship binary data to printer
+.SH SYNOPSIS
+\fB#include <curses.h>\fR
+
+\fBint mcprint(char *data, int len);\fR
+.SH DESCRIPTION
+This function uses the \fBmc5p\fR or \fBmc4\fR and \fBmc5\fR capabilities,
+if they are present, to ship given data to a printer attached to the terminal.
+
+Note that the \fBmcprint\fR code has no way to do flow control with the printer
+or to know how much buffering it has. Your application is responsible for
+keeping the rate of writes to the printer below its continuous throughput rate
+(typically about half of its nominal cps rating). Dot-matrix printers and
+6-page-per-minute lasers can typically handle 80cps, so a good conservative
+rule of thumb is to sleep for a second after shipping each 80-character line.
+
+.SH RETURN VALUE
+The \fBmcprint\fR function returns \fBERR\fR if the write operation aborted
+for some reason. In this case, errno will contain either an error associated
+with \fBwrite(2)\fR or one of the following:
+.TP 5
+ENODEV
+Capabilities for printer redirection don't exist.
+.TP 5
+ENOMEM
+Couldn't allocate sufficient memory to buffer the printer write.
+
+When \fBmcprint\fR succeeds, it returns the number of characters actually
+sent to the printer.
+.SH PORTABILITY
+The \fBmcprint\fR call was designed for \fBncurses\fR(3X), and is not found
+in SVr4 curses, 4.4BSD curses, or any other previous version of curses.
+.SH BUGS
+Padding in the \fBmc5p\fR, \fBmc4\fR and \fBmc5\fR capabilities will not be
+interpreted.
+.SH SEE ALSO
+\fBcurses\fR(3X)\fR
+.\"#
+.\"# The following sets edit modes for GNU EMACS
+.\"# Local Variables:
+.\"# mode:nroff
+.\"# fill-column:79
+.\"# End: