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Old 03-02-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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printing duplex and single sided

I have a printer that can print both duplex and single sided. However, at present the default mode is duplex. How can I set it up in such a way that it can print both duplex as well as single sided?

Old 03-02-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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I believe it would be helpfull telling us
a) what distro you are using
b) what printer
c) what printersystem (cups, lpr)
Old 03-03-2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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You can print duplex or single sided using CUPS.

From the CUPS documentation:
Printing On Both Sides of the Paper
The -o sides=two-sided-short-edge and -o sides=two-sided-long-edge options will enable duplexing on the printer, if the printer supports it. The -o sides=two-sided-short-edge option is suitable for landscape pages, while the -o sides=two-sided-long-edge option is suitable for portrait pages:

lp -o sides=two-sided-short-edge filename ENTER
lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge filename ENTER

The default is to print single-sided:

lp -o sides=one-sided filename ENTER
I hope this helps


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