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Old 05-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Convert text to Postscript/PDF


I will explain my current setup:
Currently I have a printer driver setup in /etc/cups/interfaces

Which does certain things to the print job before it sends.

I wish to convert that same job to a post script file and then convert to a PDF.

This is my driver (very basic stuff):


# Set up printer default modes

echo -e "\033E\c"
echo -e "\033)0B\c"

cat "$filename"
So then I want to do something like the command enscript does.

enscript -p file.txt
Then do ps2pdf
p2pdf output.pdf

Basically I want to end up with a print driver that when I send text and certain options it will ether:

convert to postscript then to pdf
convert to postsctipt then to pdf then email out the file.
or just print to a normal printer.

so i would do something like at the command line:

lp -dprinter -email /etc/hosts

Which would convert the hosts file to postscript then to pdf then email out to an address.

Is it possible?

Last edited by stuaz; 05-28-2009 at 05:00 PM.
Old 05-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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Its possible, but it is a very convoluted and non-intuitative way to email a file.
Old 05-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by fpmurphy View Post
Its possible, but it is a very convoluted and non-intuitative way to email a file.
Its ok I have worked a way of doing it using enscript and ps2pdf commands.

What I now need to do is seperate the string that i am sent. which will be something like:

'foo tipple'

What I will want to do is seperate the bits and execute commands on what I find.

I may also want to execute a command if I find two or more string examples in the variable I am sent.

Make sense?


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