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Re: Will lpr be updated to enable printing to a postscript printer?
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: gilles civario <civario at mimosa dot ceng dot cea dot fr>
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 20:10:04 -0400
- Subject: Re: Will lpr be updated to enable printing to a postscript printer?
- References: <3ED472F0.10695.7E4AC28@localhost>
Gilles Civario in his 5/14 posting (Subject: Re: a2ps and
printer) indicated a simple lpr.c patch that enabled printing to
a postscript printer via cygwin lpr (which tends to be in the
path for utilities such as a2ps or enscript).
Will this patch migrate into a future release of Cygutils? (The
change sets the data type code to "RAW" instead of "raw" - a
simple change, but the impact on non-postscript printers may
need to be checked).
The lpr maintainer (which is not me; I maintain cygutils as a whole) has
sent me a complete rewrite of that program. It's been integrated into
my test builds, seems to work okay (I used it to send a .ps to my
spooler), and has been checked into CVS.
I'm waiting another week or two for some other issues to settle down
before issuing a new version of cygutils -- but you can check out the
CVS and build it yourself if you wish.
cvs checkout cygutils
Then run bootstrap, configure, make. (Note: you need all of the
autoconf, automake, and libtool packages installed to build cygutils)
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