THINKBLT(9.1) THINKBLT(9.1) NAME thinkblt, think - print on ThinkJet SYNOPSIS thinkblt [ stream ] think [ -o stream ] [ files... ] nroff -Tthink ... | think [ -o stream ] DESCRIPTION Thinkblt downloads an interrupt driver for the printer, pro- vides a menu of operations for printing various data resid- ing in the terminal, and sets up a stream ($HOME/.THINK by default) on which think can print data from the host. It is intended to be down-loaded once per terminal session. Most of the menu items are identical to those of blitblt(9.1). The remaining ones are: print bitmap prints whatever bitmap is currently selected, in analogy to blitblt(9.1). The widest printable bitmap is 640 pixels across. print mux buffer prints the mux `snarf' buffer. reset printer sends `<esc>E'. While the printer is operating, a different menu allows one to abort or pause the print operation. The printer has a fairly large internal buffer, so response may be slow. Files on the host may be printed by giving them as arguments or standard input to think. When used with nroff, names like \('e may be used to access the special characters provided by the hardware; see the nroff(1) terminal driving file for a complete list. Both nroff(1) and pr(1) will paginate properly if top-of-form is set so that the paper tear is aligned flush with the top of the metal clip which holds the absorber. FILES /usr/jerq/mbin/thinkblt.m - terminal program /usr/lib/term/tab.think - nroff descriptor file SEE ALSO troff(1), pr(1), blitblt(9.1) BUGS The 5620 ROM program is unable to cope with interrupts from THINKBLT(9.1) THINKBLT(9.1) the printer; it is therefore necessary to download mux(9.1) before powering on the printer. Thinkblt substitutes its own interrupt routine for the (trivial) one provided by mux(9.1). The latter is restored upon exit, but havoc may result if the thinkblt layer is simply deleted. The special nroff(1) character names are not currently sup- ported by any other device.