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RE: Printing PostScript file
- From: Rick Rankin <rick_rankin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 12:01:02 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: RE: Printing PostScript file
--- Paul Dilip K NPRI <PaulDK@Npt.NUWC.Navy.Mil> wrote:
> Any other thought about printing postscript files from cygwin; still can not
> Somehow the printer is unknown even with hostname and device name.
> Dilip Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 6:38 PM
> To: Lester Ingber; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Printing PostScript file
> Lester Ingber wrote:
> > Up until about a month ago I was able to send PostScript files to my PC
> > network PostScript printer using the -S flag (as on Solaris) to specify
> > an IP address, e.g., I used
> > lpr -S10.6.18.220 -Pq -ol file.ps
> > and it worked great even in batch mode for many files.
> > Now it seems broken? I get:
> > lpr: unknown option -- S
> > Has the cygwin utility been changed?
> Sort of. Unless you were using a custom program, there WAS no cygwin
> version of lpr until about a month ago. At that time, a cygwin version
> of lpr was added to the cygutils package.
> My guess: you were previously using the native windows version of lpr in
> C:\WINNT\system32\ and now are using the new cygwin version.
> Good things about the cygwin version: understands cygwin paths and
> filenames. Bad things: command line options aren't the same -- and I
> don't think it can use ip addrs as print destinations. Contributions
No, it can't use IP addresses; however, if you have connected to a network
printer via control panel, it can use that.
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