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I installed a2ps for printing but the output is landscaped.

I tried using --portrait which 'kinda' worked... but didn't. The orientation was switched 90' but it's only 50% of the width and the text is tiny.

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Short answer

Use -1 instead of --portrait.

Slightly longer answer

By default a2ps tries to put 2 pages on each sheet, this works best side-by-side and landscape, even if you rotate the page a2ps still tries to insert 2 pages. The answer is to give a2ps the -1 switch which instructs it to only have 1 page per sheet (3-9 are also valid number of pages).

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