Printing PostScript file

Rick Rankin rick_rankin@yahoo.com
Thu Apr 4 12:01:00 GMT 2002


--- Paul Dilip K NPRI <PaulDK@Npt.NUWC.Navy.Mil> wrote:
> Any other thought about printing postscript files from cygwin; still can not
> print.
> Somehow the printer is unknown even with hostname and device name.
> 
> Dilip Paul
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:cwilson@ece.gatech.edu]
> Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 6:38 PM
> To: Lester Ingber; cygwin@cygwin.com
> 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 
> welcome.
> 
> --Chuck
> 

No, it can't use IP addresses; however, if you have connected to a network
printer via control panel, it can use that.

--Rick


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