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Old 09-09-2004, 06:46 AM   #1
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I can only print ps/txt files ?


The following commands works for me:
lp -dep1
lp -dep1 SmartDust.txt

but the equivallent:
lp -dep1 SmartDust.pdf

does not work.
I use the CUPS printing system.

How do I make lp/linux ready to print different types of documents ?
Especially pdf and jpeg would be nice.

Old 09-09-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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As I understand it, lp is for text and postscript files so you would have to convert your pdf's and jpg's to postscript and pipe the output to lp. I don't know how to do that from the command line, but Adobe have a version of their acrobat reader for linux, and there's also a program xpdf. You should be able to print pdf's from either of these.

For jpg's, there are a ton of graphics programs that will let you print them.

Old 09-10-2004, 03:13 AM   #3
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The command "lpr -P dep1 filename.pdf" should work. (I assume dep1 is the name of the printer)

Old 09-12-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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Isn't lp and lpr the same thing but for the fact that lpr has offline functioning ?


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