How to Install and Uninstall a2ps Package on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Last updated: February 26,2024

1. Install "a2ps" package

In this section, we are going to explain the necessary steps to install a2ps package:

$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install a2ps

2. Uninstall "a2ps" package

This is a short guide on how to uninstall a2ps package:

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

3. Information about the a2ps package

Package: a2ps
Priority: optional
Section: universe/text
Installed-Size: 3654
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Masayuki Hatta (mhatta)
Architecture: amd64
Version: 1:4.14-1.3
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14), libpaper1, file, psutils
Recommends: bzip2, lpr | rlpr | cupsys-client, wdiff
Suggests: emacsen-common, groff, ghostscript, gv, html2ps, graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat | imagemagick, texlive-base-bin, t1-cyrillic
Filename: pool/universe/a/a2ps/a2ps_4.14-1.3_amd64.deb
Size: 596760
MD5sum: 80cfc931e60567e7144d33befc5a93bf
SHA1: d3fd666aea15c8784e5ae7dd1cad435409650e24
SHA256: 769996b14aa33ef7a2a6932bdb9fe54ed690d4731802023befd605935b05ddf0
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
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu