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PS printer's default timeout limit

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Feb 07, 2014 Feb 07, 2014

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Is there a way to test a PostScript printer's default timeout limit?


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Feb 07, 2014 Feb 07, 2014

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To see what the job timeout value is send the below 5 lines to your printer :

%!

/Helvetica 72 selectfont

72 720 moveto

statusdict begin waittimeout (        ) cvs show

showpage

To test it with an infinite loop and see if it times out send the below 5 lines:

%!

true

{

(X) =

} loop

You could add a timer using

realtime

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Feb 08, 2014 Feb 08, 2014

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Note that you can modify the default value by setting the appropriate system parameter, e.g.:

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<<WaitTimeout 120>> setsystemparams

If this is persistent over power cycles depends on the interpreter's implementation.

Helge

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Feb 13, 2014 Feb 13, 2014

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Is there a way to programmatically get the value of WaitTimeout

how about programmatically  to test that value?

(I understand that WaitTimeout is different from JobTimeout ...)

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thanks, abeddie, for your great answer.

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