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Re: printing from within Cygwin
On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 03:16:23PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> I know GSPrint can work with Windows printers. It works fine if you
> only want to use the windows default printer. I couldn't, however,
> get it to work correctly with the -printer and -query options (well,
> the -printer part is mostly shell quoting issues, but the -query just
> doesn't seem to work, somehow). Any insight will be appreciated. I'm
> attaching the script that I currently have.
Sorry, but I never had the need to handle more than one printer. Have
you discussed this issue with Pierre since he is the original author of
> A question about your script: you're using the '-_' option, which
> doesn't seem to be documented on the GSPrint page (
> http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/gsprint.htm ). What exactly does
> it do?
IIRC, "-_" is just like "-" (i.e., stdin) but buffered. Or, maybe it's
the other way around. :,)
> I also found this thread extremely interesting and relevant:
The above seems to imply that the gsprint "-printer" option should work.
> a2ps seems like the perfect solution for lp/lpr.
IMO, a2ps is not a replacement for lp/lpr but instead a very nice tool
to drive lp/lpr.
> Is it ever going to become a cygwin package (
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2001-08/msg01240.html )?
Would you like to contribute a2ps? Note that it builds OOTB under
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