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I am trying to print some text written in gedit editor using cups. gedit editor convering the text data to postscript data and sending to cups. Is there any editor in linux which does not change the data format while sending it to printer.I need plain text need to be coming to cups with out any alter.
Thank you for your prompt reply, I am printing some text using gedit by doing file->print. The cups filters being run are pstops, pstoraster. since the incoming data is in the form of postscript, these filters are being used instead of texttops.
My requirement is, I need to extract some text from the print data in cups filters. If the incoming data is in the form of text, I can easily search and extract the data but If I use the gedit editor data is in the form of postscript.
If I use the lp command to print, data is coming to filters with out any change(that is in the plain text form). But I my case have to use some text editor to print instead of lp command.
And I am using the fedora 11 with GNOME desktop.
As Tregegar said, gedit does NOT output postscript so it's happening somewhere else. Why do you need plain text to the printer? Does it not recognize it?
In gedit, when you view the print setup window, is there a setting telling cups to use a certain filter? And as phi suggested, save the file and send it directly to the printer (lpr is the print queque), so "lpr -P <XXX> <filename> just sends it there without filtering. The -P is the printer name as assigned by your system.