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RealWorld Printing Script by Bruce Baumann


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© August 2001 Bruce Baumann

Bruce Baumann offers this script as an example of controlling print jobs from RealWorld or other similar applications that allow you to specify a program to be used for printing. This script can be easily extended to do other functions.

Download rwprint.



#
####################################
#                                  #
# RealWorld printer output muncher #
#                                  #
####################################
#
# WARNING:
# If you can not read gawk script and / or do not know how to setup
# RealWorld start up files then find someone who can do this for you
# *** OR YOU COULD TRASH YOUR WHOLE REALWORLD SYSTEM AND OTHER STUFF ***
# .... Ha Ha Ha Ha Harrrr ...
#
# NOTE:
# This has only been tested with...
# - GNU gawk V3 (From the Skunkware distribution CD-ROM)
# - Australian Modified RealWorld V7
# - SCO OpenServer 5.0.x
# It could work with the DOS version of gawk and you will need to change
# the file pathnames accordingly ... Have a Go !!!
#
# To be configured as a print command in the RealWorld startup file.
#
#     DD_PRINTER1=">[Path to gawk] -f [Path to this file] -v type=[Type of filter] -v printer=[name of printer]"
#     export DD_PRINTER1
#
#     DD_QC_PRINTER1=">/u/qc/bin/gawk -f /u/qc/bin/qc.gwk -v type=print -v printer=laserjet_1"
#     export DD_PRINTER1
#
# For each type of filter define a function and trigger it from a
# main selection block. This will make the list of filters easier
# to find.
#
###################
#                 #
# Start Functions #
#                 #
###################
#
# rwPrint --
#
#     Send contents of a file to a printer
#
function rwPrint(PRINTER,DATAFILE) {
    if (PRINTER == "laserjet_1") {system("lpr -s -Tl -d laserjet_1 " DATAFILE)}
    if (PRINTER == "laserjet_2") {system("lpr -s -Tl -d laserjet_2 " DATAFILE)}
}
#
# rwLogPrint --
#
#     Capture a standard print job, send it to file with date and user name
#     then print the file.
#
function rwLogPrint() {
    # PATH="/u/qc/print"
    PATH="/tmp"
    NAME="rw.print." DATE "." USER ".dat"
    DATAFILE=PATH "/" NAME
    while (getline LINE > 0) {
         print LINE > DATAFILE
    }
    close(DATAFILE)
    rwPrint(PRINTER,DATAFILE)
}
#
# rwHtml --
#
#     Capture a standard print job, send it to a file in a users home directory as html
#     (Remove some printer codes and wrap it <PRE> tags ... :-)
#
function rwHtml() {
    RS="014"
    FS="\n"
    # PATH=USERHOME
    PATH="/tmp"
    NAME="rw." USER ".html"
    DATAFILE=PATH "/" NAME
    print "<HTML><BODY TEXT=black BGCOLOR=white><B><PRE>" > DATAFILE
    while (getline LINE > 0) {
        gsub("\000","",LINE)
        gsub("\014","",LINE)
        gsub("\015","",LINE)
        print LINE >> DATAFILE
    }
    print "</PRE></B></BODY></HTML>" >> DATAFILE
    close(DATAFILE)
}
#
# rwStatementV3 --
#
#     RealWorld A/R Statements
#     - AR statement format 3
#
#     Capture a statement print job, send it to file with date and user name
#     Send contents of a file to a printer
#
function rwStatementV3() {
        # PATH="/u/qc/statements"
        PATH="/tmp"
        NAME="rw.stmt." DATE "." USER ".dat"
        DATAFILE=PATH "/" NAME
        printf ("") > DATAFILE
        lineCount=0
        while (getline LINE > 0) {
            lineCount++
            if (lineCount == 51) {printf ("\014", LINE) >> DATAFILE ; lineCount=0}
            else                 {printf ("%s\n", LINE) >> DATAFILE}
        }
        close(DATAFILE)
        rwPrint(PRINTER,DATAFILE)
}
#
# rwChequeRemitV4 --
#
#     RealWorld A/P Checks and Remittances
#     - Cheque format 4
#     - Print company name on BOTH
#     - Print cheque number on BOTH
#
#     Capture a Cheque Remittance print job
#     Add in printer form feeds for each Cheque / Remittance and a Heading
#     Send it to file with date and user name
#     Send contents of a file to a printer
#
function rwChequeRemitV4() {
    # PATH="/u/qc/chkremit"
    PATH="/tmp"
    NAME="rw.chkremit." DATE "." USER ".dat"
    DATAFILE=PATH "/" NAME
    printf ("") > DATAFILE
    lineCount=0
    while (getline LINE > 0) {
        if ((LINE ~ /        [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\015$/) && (lineCount == 0)) {
            #
            # If this is the first line of the print job the data should be as above.
            # Just print the data and the Remittance heading.
            #
            printf ("Cheque and Remittance...\n\n%s\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
         }
         else if ((LINE ~ /        [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\015$/) && (lineCount > 0)) {
            #
            # If this is the first page or any other page of the print job the data
            # should be 6 CR's plus the remittance data.
            # Print the data for this page and the Remittance heading for the next page.
            #
            printf ("\014Cheque and Remittance...\n\n%s\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
         }
         else {
            #
            # Just print page data
            #
            printf ("%s\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
         }
         lineCount++
    }
    close(DATAFILE)
    rwPrint(PRINTER,DATAFILE)
}
#
# rwRemitV4 --
#
#     RealWorld A/P Checks
#     - Cheque format 4
#     - Print company name on BOTH
#     - Print cheque number on BOTH
#
#     Capture a Cheque print job
#     Add in printer form feeds for each Remit and a Heading
#     Send it to file with date and user name
#     Send contents of a file to a printer
#
function rwRemitV4() {
    # PATH="/u/qc/remit"
    PATH="/tmp"
    NAME="rw.remit." DATE "." USER ".dat"
    DATAFILE=PATH "/" NAME
    printf ("") > DATAFILE
    lineCount=0
    while (getline LINE > 0) {
        x="\015\015\015\015\015\015"
        if (LINE == x && lineCount == 0) {
            #
            # If this is the first line of the print job the data should be 6 CR's.
            # Just print the data and the Remittance heading.
            #
            printf ("%sRemittance...\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
        }
        else if (LINE == x && lineCount > 0) {
            #
            # If this is the first page or any other page of the print job the data
            # should be 6 CR's plus the remittance data.
            # Print the data for this page and the Remittance heading for the next page.
            #
            printf ("\014%sRemittance...\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
        }
        else {
            #
            # Just print page data
            #
            printf ("%s\n", LINE) > DATAFILE
        }
        lineCount++
    }
    close(DATAFILE)
    rwPrint(PRINTER,DATAFILE)
}
#
##################
#                #
# Start Program  #
#                #
##################
#
# Do everything in the BEGIN statement
#
BEGIN {
    RS="\n"
    FS="\t"
    #
    # Setup some common variables
    #
    TYPE=type
    # PRINTER=printer
    PRINTER="xyz"
    DATE=strftime("%Y%m%d%H%M%S")
    USER=tolower(ENVIRON["LOGNAME"])
    USERHOME=USER "/" home
    #
    # MAIN FILTER LIST
    #
    # For filter descriptions, see the function headers.
    #
    if (TYPE == "print")     {rwLogPrint()}
    if (TYPE == "html")      {rwHtml()}
    if (TYPE == "statement") {rwStatementV3()}
    if (TYPE == "chkremit")  {rwChequeRemitV4()}
    if (TYPE == "remit")     {rwRemitV4()}
}

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