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Re: /dev/lp0

On Tuesday 02 September 2003 11:51, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Elie De Brauwer wrote:
> > On Tuesday 02 September 2003 11:39, Russell Shaw wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>When i do: cp test.txt /dev/lp0
> >>shouldn't it blindly copy the text
> >>to the port and return immediately?
> >>(it hangs)
> >
> > That depends, in some cases that could work unless you have a printer
> > like hp deskjet 710, 720 etc who require additional filtering, the models
> > mentioned require (cpu intensive) filtering thru a pnm2ppa filter.
> >
> > It would be a good idea to mention which printer you are using
> It's a lexmark postscript laser (optra R+). I was wondering if
> the command should work even if there was no printer connected.

Try catting a postscript file, i thnk you printer should understand 


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