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

On Wednesday 03 November 2004 12:50, Frank Gevaerts wrote:

> 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.

So it's OK to have two printers in /etc/printcap pointing to the same
device node, but it's better to give them separate spools?  

The printing daemon (I'm using cupsys-bsd to provide lpr and related
commands) will send only one job at a time from either spool to the
same device, right?

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