[gs-devel] Redirecting Output to a buffer instead of writing it to disk.

Russell Lang gsview at ghostgum.com.au
Sat Oct 18 21:50:53 PDT 2003


If you build ghostscript as a DLL/shared object, and call it 
directly, it is possible to have stdin and stdout handled by 
callbacks.  This allows you to feed stdin to ghostscript from a 
buffer, and write stdout to a buffer.  This is how I call use 
ghostscript from GSview.  It is also how ghostscript itself 
works on Windows.


On 22 Sep 2003 at 14:07, Phong Ky wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm currently trying to find a way to redirect the output information to a
> buffer instead of have Ghostscript write it to disk. Is there a parameter
> that does this? Or, is it something in the code I have to create? I'm
> currently looking at the function: argproc(gs_main_instance * minst, const
> char *arg) in the following code:
>     if (minst->run_buffer_size) {
> 	/* Run file with run_string. */
> 	return run_buffered(minst, filearg);
>     } else {
> 	/* Run file directly in the normal way. */
> 	return runarg(minst, "", filearg, ".runfile", runInit | runFlush);
>     }
> It seems that if the run_buffer_size is larger than 0 it will put the output
> into a buffer. Otherwise, it will run the normal way, which it does now.
> Thanks.
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Russell Lang                   gsview at ghostgum.com.au
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