Converts text files to PostScript format for printing. Basically a public domain version of enscript, which allows you to send plain text in a nice format (Courier font only) to a PostScript printer. It has many command line options, including dual columns, landscape mode and gaudy (flashy) mode. This release now also supports the ISO Latin1 character set.

Has an option for specifying classification banners, i.e. prints the string argument in Helvetica-Bold28 at the top and bottom of the page in conformance to regulations for printing classified material.

This version, 1.13.3 has a new option that allows a separate classification string to be specified for the first page of the document. This is useful if you want to provide a banner page with declassification instructions that is marked differently than the rest of the document.

This program has been compiled and tested under Linux. It should work under any Posix compliant OS, as well as MS-DOS or OS/2, but I have not personally tested it under those operating systems.

Q: What does the version number mean?
A: nenscript-1.12 was the first release. 1.13 was the second official release. I think 1.13+ was the first modified release after the original author, Craig Southeren, disappeared, and 1.13++ was the next release after that. I think `+' signs are a lousy way to indicate versions, so I'm calling my release 1.13.3.

Q: Should I upgrade from nenscript-1.13++?
A: Not unless you need the capability to print different classification banners on the first page of your documents. All the other changes to this version are trivial.

Q: Why doesn't nenscript use autoconf?
A: Because, like the previous authors of nenscript, I'm too lazy to do it.

Q: Is nenscript GPL'd?
A: No. Nenscript is still public domain. This is more free than GPL.

Q: Is nenscript Y2K compliant?
A: Nenscript has been evaluated for Y2K compliance, with the following findings:

Nenscript 1.13 is Y2K compliant if the underlying operating system and C standard library are compliant. Nenscript uses the time() system call, and the ctime(), localtime(), and strftime() functions from the C standard library. If these functions are Y2K compliant, then nenscript is also.

Nenscript has not been evaluated for Y10K compliance.

last modified 8 Aug 2007