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dcmprscu(1)			  OFFIS	DCMTK			   dcmprscu(1)

NAME
       dcmprscu	- Print	spooler	for presentation state viewer

SYNOPSIS
       dcmprscu	[options] [dcmfile-in...]

DESCRIPTION
       The  dcmprscu  utility  implements  the	DICOM  Basic  Grayscale	 Print
       Management Service Class	as SCU.	It also	supports  the  optional	 Basic
       Annotation  Box	and  Presentation  LUT	SOP  Classes.  The  utility is
       intended	for use	within the DICOMscope viewer.

       The dcmprscu utility takes complete print jobs consisting of  a	Stored
       Print object and	one or more Hardcopy Grayscale objects and spools them
       to the printer. No attempt is made  to  check  whether  the  attributes
       defined	in  the	 Stored	 Print	object are supported by	the Print SCP.
       However,	the print  spooler  will  not  attempt	to  use	 the  optional
       Annotation  or  Presentation  LUT services if they are not successfully
       negotiated with the Print SCP.

       The dcmprscu utility  reads  the	 characteristics  of  the  printer  to
       communicate   with  from	 the  configuration  file.  Depending  on  the
       printer's support for Presentation LUT, any Presentation	LUT present in
       the print job will be rendered into the hardcopy	images before they are
       spooled to the printer if necessary. If the printer  does  not  support
       image  transmission with	12 bits/pixel (as per the configuration	file),
       the grayscale hardcopy images are down-sampled to 8  bits/pixel	before
       transmission to the printer.

       The dcmprscu utility can	be run either in 'printer mode', in which case
       the file	name of	a Stored Print object must be  passed,	or  in	'spool
       mode',  in  which  case	commands  are  read  periodically from a spool
       directory.

PARAMETERS
       dcmfile-in  stored print	file(s)	to be spooled

OPTIONS
   general options
	 -h   --help
		print this help	text and exit

	      --version
		print version information and exit

	      --arguments
		print expanded command line arguments

	 -q   --quiet
		quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

	 -v   --verbose
		verbose	mode, print processing details

	 -d   --debug
		debug mode, print debug	information

	 -ll  --log-level  [l]evel: string constant
		(fatal,	error, warn, info, debug, trace)
		use level l for	the logger

	 -lc  --log-config  [f]ilename:	string
		use config file	f for the logger

   print options
	      --noprint
		do not create print-out	(no n-action-rq)

	      --session-print
		send film session n-action-rq (instead of film box)

	      --monochrome1
		transmit basic grayscale images	in MONOCHROME1

   mode	options
	 +p   --print
		printer	mode, print file(s) and	terminate (default)

	 +s   --spool  [n]ame: string
		spooler	mode, use job prefix n

   processing options
	 -c   --config	[f]ilename: string
		process	using settings from configuration file

	 -p   --printer	 [n]ame: string	(default: 1st printer in cfg file)
		select printer with identifier n from cfg file

	 +d   --dump
		dump all DIMSE messages

   spooler options (only with --spool)
	      --sleep  [d]elay:	integer	(default: 1)
		sleep d	seconds	between	spooler	checks

   basic film session options (not with	--spool):
	      --copies	[v]alue: integer (1..100, default: 1)
		set number of copies to	v

	      --medium-type  [v]alue: string
		set medium type	to v

	      --destination  [v]alue: string
		set film destination to	v

	      --label  [v]alue:	string
		set film session label to v

	      --priority  [v]alue: string
		set print priority to v

	      --owner  [v]alue:	string
		set film session owner ID to v

LOGGING
       The level of logging output of  the  various  command  line  tools  and
       underlying  libraries  can  be  specified by the	user. By default, only
       errors and warnings are written to the  standard	 error	stream.	 Using
       option  --verbose  also	informational messages like processing details
       are reported. Option --debug can	be used	to get	more  details  on  the
       internal	 activity,  e.g.  for debugging	purposes. Other	logging	levels
       can be selected using option --log-level. In --quiet  mode  only	 fatal
       errors  are reported. In	such very severe error events, the application
       will usually terminate. For  more  details  on  the  different  logging
       levels, see documentation of module 'oflog'.

       In  case	 the logging output should be written to file (optionally with
       logfile rotation), to syslog (Unix) or the event	log  (Windows)	option
       --log-config  can  be  used.  This  configuration  file also allows for
       directing only certain messages to a particular output stream  and  for
       filtering  certain  messages  based  on the module or application where
       they are	generated.  An	example	 configuration	file  is  provided  in
       _etcdir_/logger.cfg).

COMMAND	LINE
       All  command  line  tools  use  the  following notation for parameters:
       square brackets enclose optional	 values	 (0-1),	 three	trailing  dots
       indicate	 that multiple values are allowed (1-n), a combination of both
       means 0 to n values.

       Command line options are	distinguished from parameters by a leading '+'
       or  '-' sign, respectively. Usually, order and position of command line
       options are arbitrary (i.e. they	 can  appear  anywhere).  However,  if
       options	are  mutually exclusive	the rightmost appearance is used. This
       behaviour conforms to the standard  evaluation  rules  of  common  Unix
       shells.

       In  addition,  one  or more command files can be	specified using	an '@'
       sign as a prefix	to the filename	(e.g. @command.txt).  Such  a  command
       argument	 is  replaced  by  the	content	of the corresponding text file
       (multiple whitespaces are treated as a  single  separator  unless  they
       appear  between	two  quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation.
       Please note that	a command file cannot contain  another	command	 file.
       This   simple   but  effective  approach	 allows	 to  summarize	common
       combinations of options/parameters and  avoids  longish	and  confusing
       command lines (an example is provided in	file _datadir_/dumppat.txt).

ENVIRONMENT
       The  dcmprscu  utility  will  attempt  to  load DICOM data dictionaries
       specified in the	DCMDICTPATH environment	variable. By default, i.e.  if
       the   DCMDICTPATH   environment	 variable   is	 not   set,  the  file
       _datadir_/dicom.dic will	be loaded unless the dictionary	is built  into
       the application (default	for Windows).

       The   default   behaviour  should  be  preferred	 and  the  DCMDICTPATH
       environment variable only used when alternative data  dictionaries  are
       required.  The  DCMDICTPATH environment variable	has the	same format as
       the Unix	shell PATH variable in that a colon (':')  separates  entries.
       On  Windows systems, a semicolon	(';') is used as a separator. The data
       dictionary code will  attempt  to  load	each  file  specified  in  the
       DCMDICTPATH  environment	variable. It is	an error if no data dictionary
       can be loaded.

FILES
       _etcdir_/dcmpstat.cfg,  _etcdir_/printers.cfg  -	 sample	 configuration
       files

SEE ALSO
       dcmprscp(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  1999-2010  by OFFIS e.V., Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg,
       Germany.

Version	3.6.0			  6 Jan	2011			   dcmprscu(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | PARAMETERS | OPTIONS | LOGGING | COMMAND LINE | ENVIRONMENT | FILES | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

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