lpr to ethernet printer / apsfilter
When using apsfilter for printing to an ethernet printer the
input filter 'if=..apsfilter...' is _not_ run. This has to do with the
fact that normally the printer spooler does the filtering. But if I
mention the printer itself in the printcap file, like
, the printer is introduced as if it was a computer, a printer server. So,
the filter isn't run.
Now: Someone said here, that one could use two entries in the printcap,
so, that one printer filters, and prints it to the other one.
I tried this:
lp|lp2|PS_600dpi-a4-auto-mono|PS_600dpi auto mono:\
raw|lp3|PS_600dpi-a4-raw|PS_600dpi auto raw:\
but this produces an error:
$ lpr embassy
lpr: connect: No such file or directory
jobs queued, but cannot start daemon.
$ ps -ax | grep lpd
4117 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/lpd
4373 1 S 0:00 grep lpd
waiting for queue to be enabled on localhost
Rank Owner Job Files Total Size
1st godot 7 embassy 649 bytes
Or, the same question simple and easy: how can I print textfiles on a
postscript-only printer with lpr (avoiding a2ps and such) ?
Any help is appreciated.
Lukas Eppler (godot)
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