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Old 03-16-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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printer command lp options -o


Have anyone ever use lp to print? Anyone know if it support printing multipages like 2 pages to 1
 
Old 03-16-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Yes, been using lp for about 30 years or so. Yes, it'll support multiple pages... but, much easier, a2ps (look at at /etc/a2ps.cfg and set the Medium (paper) value, if I remember correctly it defaults to A4).

If you've got CUPS set up for your printer(s) (so all the features are available), then lp and a2ps will work just fine.
 
Old 03-16-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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I got CUPS running, but still can not find what I need. The a2ps can generate ps type file.

My questions is, how to print multi pages (like 2) into a single page.

This feature is available in a document viewer program in Debian, how about command lpr and lp ?
 
Old 03-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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CUPS should be able to handle output from a2ps, converting from PostScript to your printer (when you have CUPS installed you have a different version of lp).

An easy test is to
Code:
echo "Hello, world!" | a2ps
and see what you get.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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this should help...

psnup -2 | lpr

See man psnup for more.

Fedora Development

Last edited by prad77; 04-17-2008 at 04:10 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #6
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Have you tried the number-up option.

http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/options.html
 
Old 09-20-2014, 06:57 AM   #7
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For some reason this fairly long time member fhleung is necroposting in a considerable number of threads. In threads he posted before. Posts are incoherent sometimes. Given the number of posts it cannot be a newly created spam bot. But it looks a lot like a hijacked identity.

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