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Re: Using more than one driver for a laser printer?

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 09:15:57PM +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
> So I'd like to know if there is any easy way to switch between them,
> just for local printing.  I'm considering adding a second printer
> to /etc/printcap with the same device (/dev/lp0) and other
> specifications but a different driver, so I can use the lpr -P option
> as necessary.  Is this idea good, bad or ugly? 

It is what I would do, and also what apsfilter does.

> Should I use the same
> spool directory (subdirectory of /var/spool/lpd/)?

Some lpr daemons complain if you do that.


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