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Other uses for gs
Authored by: ces3001 on Sep 04, '03 03:05:53AM

What's nice about Ghostscript is that it can merge PDFs, or any PostScript source file into a number of output formats including JPEG, PCX, BMP, etc.

To get the list, type gs at the unix prompt. you'll get a GS> prompt, where you type "devicenames ==" (without the quotes).

My list (don't know if it's standard or not) looks like:
[/pcxcmyk /epswrite /bj200 /bitcmyk /lj5mono /tiffg32d /bmpa16m /pgnmraw /bmpsep1 /pcxmono /jpeg /pj /psmono /ljet2p /pkmraw /bmpamono /pbm /pxlmono /bjc600 /pngmono /lj5gray /tiffg4 /bmpa32b /pnm /bmpsep8 /pcxgray /jpeggray /pjxl /psgray /ljet3 /pksm /bmpasep1 /pbmraw /pxlcolor /bjc800 /pnggray /cdeskjet /tifflzw /deskjet /pnmraw /bmp16 /pcx16 /pdfwrite /pjxl300 /psrgb /ljet3d /pksmraw /bmpasep8 /pgm /cljet5 /faxg3 /png16 /cdjcolor /tiffpack /djet500 /ppm /bmp256 /pcx256 /bbox /uniprint /bit /ljet4 /tiffcrle /bmpa16 /pgmraw /cljet5c /bmpmono /faxg32d /png256 /cdjmono /tiff12nc /laserjet /ppmraw /bmp16m /pcx24b /pswrite /bj10e /bitrgb /ljet4d /tiffg3 /bmpa256 /pgnm /nullpage /bmpgray /faxg4 /png16m /cdj550 /tiff24nc /ljetplus /pkm /bmp32b]

Use one of these (without the /) in the -dDEVICE=xxxx command line parameter instead of PDFwrite to use it.

(To get out of GS, type "quit" and hit return.)

For more info, issue the following command at the unix prompt
man gs

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