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Old 04-24-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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Terminal print command


Hey guys, I'm trying to send my text document to my printer but I'm not having too much luck.

I'm typing lpr -p hpprinter test.txt

In order to trouble shoot can you please advise me on.....

01. Should the -p be an uppercase P ?

02. How do I set the default printer?

I just want to make sure I have these right.

Thanks
 
Old 04-24-2015, 08:42 AM   #2
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Which distro and version?

Which print spooler are you using? E.g. Cups

Have you setup your printer and print spooler?
 
Old 04-24-2015, 08:50 AM   #3
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I'm using ubuntu studio ( I'm a musician)
I know nothing about cups? Spooler?
I'm very new to terminal with no past experience.
I don't know how to set up the printer. I presumed the computer would automatically find it like it does On my way! Mac but I realize now that I'm I a different world with linux.
 
Old 04-24-2015, 09:20 AM   #4
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These Ubuntu page1 and page2 may help.
 
Old 04-24-2015, 09:50 AM   #5
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What is the make and model of your printer?
 
Old 04-24-2015, 09:24 PM   #6
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This link from the cups website should help: http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/options.html
 
  


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