On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 03:07:02PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
* Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080612 19:01]:Isn't the whole point of having cups-bsd etc. to provide replacement commands that are compatible with older tools?Well, from my view lpr, lprm, lpc, lpq are the new tools while lp, cancel, lpstat are the compatibility links for tools coming from sysv.
My experience over eight years of using GNU/Linux distributions is that programs that don't have native support for a printing implementation tend to use lpr and friends (the BSD tools) rather than the SysV tools. I recall seeing lpr as a printing command numerous times, and lp only once. It appears that at least in GNU/Linux history, the BSD tools are more prevalent. Of course, many programs nowadays support CUPS natively through their desktop environments, so this becomes almost moot.  My first thought on seeing lp was that someone had made a typo. -- brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US +1 713 440 7475 | http://crustytoothpaste.ath.cx/~bmc | My opinion only troff on top of XML: http://crustytoothpaste.ath.cx/~bmc/code/thwack OpenPGP: RSA v4 4096b 88AC E9B2 9196 305B A994 7552 F1BA 225C 0223 B187
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