printing under latest cygwin (xfig)
Wed Nov 22 08:36:00 GMT 2006
Last week I upgraded my Cygwin by doing a clean install of the latest
version from the repository.
The printing command lpr now insists on having a server specified
(option -S), whereas previously
it was happy with just -P//server-name/printer-name. This was not too
difficult, but a more serious issue
seems to arise when printing from applications.
I found it difficult to get printing going with the application a2ps,
and I have failed with application Xfig.
The Xfig documentation decribes how one can use a resource called
Fig*job_params*string: -S220.127.116.11 -P//print-scr/col-g6
in the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Fig to pass options to the printing
command, and I set it as above.
However, it does not work.
I have tried other things, but given the difficulty I had with a2ps I
am unwilling to persist. I think it
may be connect with the way the lpr command in Cygwin or Cygwin/x
accepts, or does not accept,
from std input.
I am sending you this so you can pass on the message to whoever might
be best able to look into it,
an Xfig, Cygwin/X or Cygwin developer.
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