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Old 11-09-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Having trouble with Linux homework problem


I'm really stuck in this one

I have to Format a file called yourscript, to contain viewable pages, a heading, date, double spaced, and line numbers and send the output to the printer.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome, BUT others will chastise you for not following 'how to ask questions':
what's your 'guess' on an answer, and more details...
What 'research' have you done? Have you searched for tutorials?
Also, tell us about what Linux you use....
Best wishes tho... A bit more & you'll succeed! hint: what do you think of: man pr

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Old 11-09-2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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My guess would be using the "pr" command, but I'm not sure how to add the date or line numbers.

What I have so far is: cat -n yourscript | pr -h”Heading” -dD | lp -printername
 
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GREAT! From reading `man pr`, can you eliminate the `cat...|`, and the 'D'?
Hint: Post 'code' (use LQ Adv. formatting) of what the -n does, from man pr
Extra credit: edit just the title (post#1) to instead say: pr formatting options?
If you don't have a printer, try |more instead of `lp`. Post what you try.
Thanks for 'participating'! p.s. I was editing my #2, while you posted #3

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Old 11-10-2016, 01:00 AM   #5
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Jjanel has provided most of the good oil on where to go with this, so I will simply add that if you use [code][/code] tags around your code it is clearer and will stand out to those
trying to assist (this is also why it was suggested to use Adv. formatting )
 
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what tools are used in your textbook examples ?
you might want to use those

also what is the input ?
a html page?
a xml file
a CSV file ?

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Goo-ie 'Forensics' http://pastebin.com/7RhB9V2d Apr 1st, 2015! LINUX EXAM ch4,5,8 ?#35
 
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