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LPTEST(1)                  OpenBSD Reference Manual                  LPTEST(1)

     lptest - generate lineprinter ripple pattern

     lptest [length] [count]

     lptest writes the traditional ``ripple test'' pattern on standard output.
     In 96 lines, this pattern will print all 96 printable ASCII characters in
     each position.  While originally created to test printers, it is quite
     useful for testing terminals, driving terminal ports for debugging pur-
     poses, or any other task where a quick supply of random data is needed.

     The length argument specifies the output line length if the default
     length of 79 is inappropriate.

     The count argument specifies the number of output lines to be generated
     if the default count of 200 is inappropriate.  Note that if count is to
     be specified, length must be also be specified.

     lptest appeared in 4.3BSD.

OpenBSD 2.6                    December 30, 1993                             1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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