PAPERSIZE(5) File Formats Manual PAPERSIZE(5)
papersize - specify preferred paper size
The papersize file is used to specify the preferred paper size to use
by available commands and programs generating documents.
The format of this file is extremely simple: whitespace and anything
starting with `#' is ignored, and the name of the paper is the first
string found; the case in the name of the paper does not import (see
CAVEATS section however).
The following names are commonly understood by programs: a3, a4, a5,
b5, letter, legal, executive, note and 11x17.
Additional paper names that one may encounter are: a0, a1, a2, a6, a7,
a8, a9, a10, b0, b1, b2, b3, b4, tabloid, statement, note, halfletter,
halfexecutive, folio, quarto, ledger, archA, archB, archC, archD,
archE, flsa, flse, csheet, dsheet, esheet and 10x14.
The value of the papersize file can be overrideen by looking in order
at the PAPERSIZE environment variable, then at the contents of the file
specified by the PAPERCONF environment variable. If the papersize file
does not exist, programs using the paper library default to using let-
ter as a fall-back value
This manual page documents the format of the papersize file that is
read by the libpaper library. Some programs that read this file do not
yet use the library and may have trouble ignoring whitespace and com-
ments in the file; they may also require that the paper names use a
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