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Re: question on using lpr

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Bob Nielsen wrote:

> This is because printers designed for PCs expect the MS-DOS <cr><lf> at
> the end of a line instead of <lf>.  There information about this in either
> the Printing-HOWTO or the Printing-Usage-HOWTO (I forget which).  The
> easiest way is to install either apsfilter or magicfilter, either of which
> will handle both text or PostScript files (using ghostscript).

aka stair step effect.  Probably worthwhile to start off with magicfilter,
apsfilter has been orphaned (upstream I think).

> > mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy
> You will need to have it in /etc/fstab with a user option to do this.

Another option is mtools.  It provides commands like mcopy, mdir, mdel,
... and you don't have to remember to unmount the disk.


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