How to Install and Uninstall a2ps Package on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

Last updated: April 24,2024

1. Install "a2ps" package

This guide covers the steps necessary to install a2ps on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install a2ps

2. Uninstall "a2ps" package

Learn how to uninstall a2ps on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo):

$ sudo apt remove a2ps $ sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

3. Information about the a2ps package on Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

Package: a2ps
Architecture: amd64
Version: 1:4.14-7
Priority: optional
Section: universe/text
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Debian QA Group
Installed-Size: 3656
Depends: file, psutils, libc6 (>= 2.33), libpaper1
Recommends: bzip2, lpr | rlpr | cups-client, wdiff
Suggests: emacsen-common, ghostscript, graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat | imagemagick, groff, gv, html2ps, t1-cyrillic, texlive-base-bin
Filename: pool/universe/a/a2ps/a2ps_4.14-7_amd64.deb
Size: 612532
MD5sum: c665ba153920511aef906a9c2923b3e7
SHA1: 71f2ba518fedbeca51f8436298dedd1313273a45
SHA256: 1e0e9cb9876da4c7ef6970cf7fe4f8ded1bc3878f23a35e8eecffdaede0ba100
SHA512: 8e1134f2c8555814a470aab568c25bb1fdc451daa307360ea5a534415772e4e873caa270caaef2bf2e8656b65224b403c24f6b2671232926ccc862da59d6acc8
Description-en: GNU a2ps - 'Anything to PostScript' converter and pretty-printer
GNU a2ps converts files into PostScript for printing or viewing. It uses a
nice default format, usually two pages on each physical page, borders
surrounding pages, headers with useful information (page number, printing
date, file name or supplied header), line numbering, symbol substitution
as well as pretty printing for a wide range of programming languages.
Historically, a2ps started as a text to PostScript converter, but thanks
to powerful delegations it is able to let you use it for any kind of files,
ie it can also digest manual pages, dvi files, texinfo, ....
Among the other most noticeable features of a2ps are:
- various encodings (all the Latins and others),
- various fonts (automatic font downloading),
- various medias,
- various printer interfaces,
- various output styles,
- various programming languages,
- various helping applications,
- and various spoken languages.
Description-md5: 732bd45324c6fce1aa914b7b0167c68a