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SunOS/BSD Compatibility Package Commands               lptest(1B)

NAME

lptest - generate line printer ripple pattern

SYNOPSIS

/usr/ucb/lptest [ length [ count ] ]

DESCRIPTION

The lptest utility writes the traditional ripple test pat- tern to the standard output. In 96 lines, the ripple test pattern prints all 96 printable ASCII characters in each position. The ripple test pattern was originally created to test printers. It is also useful for testing terminals, driving terminal ports, debugging, and performing tasks that require a quick supply of random data. This command is obsolete.

OPTIONS

length Specifies the length of the output line in characters. 79 characters is the default. count Specifies the number of output lines. 200 lines is the default. If count is specified, length must also be specified.

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. non-zero An error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWscplp | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 9 Sep 1996 1