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Re: a2ps and printer

On Mon, 12 May 2003, gilles civario wrote:

> Hello.
> I've just fond the a2ps-4.2.1 pakage on my favorite repository and
> I've tested it. As a fan of a2ps for printing source listings, I'd
> already installed the version 4.13 on my machine. And with an very
> dirty hack, I managed to use a samba-shared network printer with it.
> If somebody cares about it, here is a diff between the initial version
> of the file <root>/etc/a2ps-site.cfg and my new one :
> $ diff a2ps-site.cfg.init a2ps-site.cfg
> 41c41
> < DefaultPrinter: | #{lp.default}
> ---
> > DefaultPrinter: | cat > /tmp/ ;cd /tmp; /cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32/lpr -S mimosa -P glaieul ; rm
> 48c48
> < UnknownPrinter: | #{lp} #o
> ---
> > UnknownPrinter: | cat > /tmp/ ;cd /tmp; /cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32/lpr -S mimosa -P #o ; rm
> Where mimosa is the name of the network print server and glaieul is
> the name of the default printer.
> I suppose there is a more elegant way to do this, but this is the only
> one I've found.
> Regards.
> Gilles.


Any particular reason "a2ps -P //mimosa/glaieul" doesn't work?  Something
like that (with a possible substitution of '/' by '\') worked for me at
some point.  Unfortunately, I'm not able to verify this just now, but if
it doesn't work for you, I can send a follow-up later with the exact
invocation (when I'm at a machine that has a shared printer)...
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    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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  -- Leto II

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