Re: TeX capabilities of debian
On Sat, 28 Oct 1995, Charles Blair wrote:
> (4) My machine is not directly connected to a printer. With emtex,
> there is a specific command (dvihplj) which converts the dvi file to
> another file. I then copy this file to a floppy, take it to a DOS
> machine which is connected to a printer, and copy the file to
> a printer with the /b switch. Could I do something similar with debian TeX?
> (again, I would like to avoid postscript/ghostscript. The printer is
> a laserjet which may or may not support postscript)
Because I'm having problems using my parallel connection under debian
linux (and haven't had enough time to solve the problem directly) I too
use dos to print, although use a novell connection under dosemu rather
than your sneakernet approach. "dvilj" produces the .lj files that you
are accustomed to, and under DOS "copy/b file.lj lpt1" does indeed work.
You can also use "mcopy file.lj a:" to put the .lj file onto a floppy