Introduction to enscript
GNU Enscript is a free replacement for Adobe's enscript program.
GNU Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript, HTML, or RTF and stores
generated output to a file or sends it directly to the printer. It includes
features for `pretty-printing' (language-sensitive code highlighting) in
several programming languages.
Enscript can be easily extended to handle different output media and it has
many options that can be used to customize printouts.
GNU Enscript can be found on
[via http] and
It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors.
The latest development sources for Enscript are stored in git on Savannah.
You can browse the sources via the
gitweb interface. To check out an anonymous copy of the
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/enscript.git
on using git are available via Savannah.
You may find more information about Enscript by looking at
/usr/share/doc/enscript/ or by looking
at man pages (man enscript at the shell prompt) on your system.
The main list for Enscript is
and is used to discuss all aspects of Enscript, including development and
porting. For details on submitting a bug report, please see the section
Report a Bug below.
Announcements about enscript and most other GNU Software are made on
To subscribe to these GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with
a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request
list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the main list for Enscript, you
would send mail to <email@example.com>
with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe".
You can also subscribe via the
Request an Enhancement
If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions
of Enscript, please send a request to
Please remember that development of Enscript is a volunteer effort, and you
can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing
to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.
Report a Bug
If you think you have found a bug in Enscript, then please file
as complete a report as possible in the
Enscript bug tracker
on Savannah. A copy will automatically be sent to the mailing list.
Enscript is currently being maintained by