Re: Howto: Printing Howtos?
David Stern <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:13:43 MST, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> > Joachim,
> > I usually do something like 'zcat XXX-HOWTO.gz | a2ps -4' (although you
> > could pipe to lpr instead).
> I don't usually print HOWTO's, but something I do with similarly
> formatted text is to use enscript to print "2-up" (two pages side by
> side on one page) to save trees, yet remain easily readable (less page
> flipping, too). This yields postscript output, so you'll need to have
> the gs package or equivalent setup if you don't have a postscript
> printer. Anyway, I run a command something like:
> enscript -fTimes-Roman10 -2rG -p infile.txt outfile.ps
> (I mostly do this on other unix brands, so man enscript)
> and I can view the output .ps file before printing using my favorite ps
> viewer, xdvi, also packaged for Debian. Saves a lot of paper.
If you really want to save paper you can also print double sided.
Just run 'psselect -o outfile.ps | lpr' to print the odd pages, flip
the paper stack over, and then run 'psselect -e outfile.ps | lpr' to
get the even pages. Some printers may need a '-r' in one of the
psselect commands to reverse the order.
Carl Johnson email@example.com