PAPERSIZE(5)                                         PAPERSIZE(5)

     NAME
          papersize - specify preferred paper size

     SYNOPSYS
          /etc/papersize

     DESCRIPTION
          The papersize file is used to specify the preferred paper
          size to use by available commands and programs generating
          documents.

          The format of this file is extremely simple: whitespace and
          anything starting with `#' is ignored, and the name of the
          paper is the first string found; the case in the name of the
          paper does not import (see CAVEATS section however).

     PAPER NAMES
          The following names are commonly understood by programs: a3,
          a4, a5, b5, letter, legal, executive, note and 11x17.

          Additional paper names that one may encounter are: a0, a1,
          a2, a6, a7, a8, b0, b1, b2, b3, b4, tabloid, statement,
          note, halfletter, halfexecutive, folio, quarto, ledger,
          archA, archB, archC, archD, archE, flsa, flse, csheet,
          dsheet, esheet and 10x14.

          The value of the papersize file can be overrideen by looking
          in order at the PAPERSIZE environment variable, then at the
          contents of the file specified by the PAPERCONF environment
          variable.  If the papersize file does not exist, programs
          using the paper library default to using letter as a fall-
          back value

     CAVEATS
          This manual page documents the format of the papersize file
          that is read by the libpaper library.  Some programs that
          read this file do not yet use the library and may have trou-
          ble ignoring whitespace and comments in the file; they may
          also require that the paper names use a specific capitaliza-
          tion.

     DOCUMENTATION
          Yves Arrouye <arrouye@debian.org>

     SEE ALSO
          paperconf(1)
          paperconfig(8)

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