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 PAPERSPECS(5)                                                 PAPERSPECS(5)
                               11 January 2014



 NAME
      paperspecs - paper size specifications

 DESCRIPTION
      A CSV format list of the paper size specifications used by paper.
      Each line contains the following fields:

      NAME,WIDTH,HEIGHT,UNIT

      Valid units are: pt (PostScript points), mm, in.

      A size may be defined more than once. Only the first definition is
      normally used. This means that the user's paperspecs file overrides
      sizes in the system file (see below).

      Multiple definitions are also used to allow inexact definitions to be
      looked up by size. For example, the LC_PAPER mechanism available on
      some systems defines paper sizes in whole numbers of millimetres,
      which results in a definition for Letter size that does not exactly
      match the definition in inches.

 FILES
      /usr/local/etc/paperspecs
           System list of paper sizes.

      $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/paperspecs
           User's list of paper sizes. This is prepended to the system list.

 BUGS
      The CSV format is restricted: quotes are not allowed; hence, fields
      cannot be escaped.

 CREDITS
      The original list of paper names came from Ghostscript 3.68's
      gs_stadt.ps.

 AUTHOR
      Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org>

 SEE ALSO
      paper(1)













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