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Re: lpr/lpd

Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org> writes:

> And yes, it is quicker for me to copy another printcap entry and swap
> out the host name than it is to find out how to authenticate to CUPS,
> set up the printer, print a test page then remove and recreate it
> because the generated "short" name I need to pipe data into lpr isn't
> short. I will definitely be looking into rlpr.

Since I wrote my original message, I noticed that rlpr is orphaned.  I no
longer work in an office and print things about once a year, so I no
longer use the package, but it was a lifesaver when I was working in an
office regularly and I do recommend it.  If anyone else who still prints
regularly prefers the simple command-line interface, you may want to
consider adopting it, although it looks like you're likely to have to
adopt upstream as well since it seems to have disappeared.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)              <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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