Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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lp prints blank pages for pure text file

Printing a text file through lp result in blank page while printing same file through gedit works fine. lp is able to print pdf and jpg image files, but not text file. On further looking in to ...
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs ...
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Running lpr through command line and through python different outcome

When I run lpr <filename>.jpg the file prints out boderless (this is what I want). When I run subprocess.call("/usr/bin/lpr " + tmp.name, shell=True) from a Python program, it prints out with ...
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CUPS prints documents scaled so printouts appear huge and cropped from right and bottom

In localhost:631/printers in the "Make and model" column, CUPS correctly identifies my printer as: HP LaserJet 2100 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10 This is what I want to get printed: Here is ...
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lpr duplex ignoring blank page

I'm trying to print double sided with the lpr command with Duplex=DuplexNoTumble. It's printing double sided, but skips/ignores blank pages. How can I fix this? lpr -P ricoh -#1 -o fitplot -o ...
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Which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) should I download for printing and how to install it?

I would like to ask which driver/file ( deb or rpm ) I should download for printing and how to install it on Crunchbang? Canon PIXMA MG2450 First I tried to try out System > Printers> Install ...
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How to continue printing on Xerox 3010?

Scenario: Printer stops, because it lacks paper. I load new paper, then I press button on printer. Printer restarts whole job - ie. prints already printed pages! Is there any way to control this ...
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How to preprocess CUPS' `lp` with a script for a specific printer?

(How) Is it possible to preprocess lp automatically with a script? Piping inbetween (fileToPrint | script.sh | lp -d myPrinter) is no option for me, because I have a lot of source code that does lp ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?

I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the ...
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lpq: “hplj1320n is not ready”

Via SSH I'm logged into a Linux system (Arch) where the user says that he cannot print, even after a restart: $ lpq hplj1320n is not ready no entries From the CUPS web interface Status: Paused - ...
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Check writing software for Linux Mint 17

I'm a newbie to Linux trying to switch from Windows. I have check writing software (Avanquest Softcheck) for Windows; unfortunately they don't support Linux. Looked into gnucash and moneydance, but ...
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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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Is there a version of the BSD print system's `pac` command in the SVR4 print system

I was reading an old UNIX manual and one of the chapters was on UNIX printing systems. I am used to the BSD system(lpr/lpd) system, and found the pac command kind of cool. If you do not know what pac ...
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how to duplex-print with a HP OfficeJet 6700

I am using SUSE Linux 13.2 with an HP OfficeJet 6700. I want to duplex-print on DIN A4 paper (German industry norm, about the "letter" size in US, to be exact 210x297 millimetres). This is not ...
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How to view document name of a print job

How do I view the document name of a print job? The closest I've come to the answer is with this command... lpstat -W completed ...which displays several results with a timestamp, but no ...
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Script to do periodic printing

I have a networked inkjet printer (HP all-in-one photosmart 5510), and currently I have a simple script that reminds me periodically to send a small job for printer so that the ink doesn't dry up. I'm ...
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Can I print via CUPS on ARM device without drivers by installing CUPS onto an x86 server with drivers?

I just spent a few frustrating hours troubleshooting on a Raspberry Pi 2 only to find out that it is impossible to print to my Canon printer natively using CUPS. Thankfully, my printer supports Google ...
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Printing with CUPS sends signal, but doesn't print

After I initially setup Debian, I installed CUPS so that I could print. I have a Brother MFC-9120CN, which I setup following the Debian printing instructions. After it was setup, I printed 1 or 2 ...
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Print 25 usernames on the system starting in reverse alphabetic order. Print only the usernames,

how to Print 25 usernames on the system starting in reverse alphabetic order. Print only the usernames, nothing else. You should get the information from the /etc/passwd file.? in UNIX Command
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Canon MX 920 prints color even though I specify grayscale

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed drivers for Canon MX 920 according to the instructions, Canon Drivers for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I can print things from Ubuntu to the Canon but my problem is, ...
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Gnome printing (Evince): Scale pdf up and center (get rid of page margin)

As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that. The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then ...
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How to set timeout for piojetd backend on AIX?

Question: If we are not using rembak for print queue backend, rather piojetd, how can we set timeout for it?
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Trying to reprint from Cups

Trying to reprint a job from localhost cups - can anyone help??? Samsung_SCX_3400_Series-105 Unknown Withheld 851k 1 completed at Mon Feb 16 12:15:44 2015
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Retrieve Print history

Can you help me - i am trying to retrieve print history for feb 16th when i go into http://localhost:631 and cups/jobs I can see the print jobs but there is no option to reprint? can you help!!! ...
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how to add left margin using lpr

so far I tried $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o "page-left=50cm" document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o page-left=50 document.pdf $ lpr -P myprinter -o ...
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Lp and lpr postscript printing behaviour

I recently created a wireless print server with cups and samba on raspbian. I'm able to print from every device on my home network but I noticed a strange behaviour: when I print a postscript file ...
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Convert pdf to a different page size (US Letter -> A4)

I'm trying to print a simple US Letter document, but for some reason, I just cannot manage to fit it properly onto A4 when printing multiple pages per-list. I have tried converting the pdf using: gs ...
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Show connected printers in CUPS

Is there a way to list the available/connected printers in CUPS using the command line or better yet using the CUPS API ? I already tried lpstat -a but it only lists the installed printers and not ...
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Printer sharing using Fedora

I have to PC and netbook runs on fedora PC - Fedora 21 (Workstation) Netbook - Fedora LXDE Both of these computers are connected to the same network (PC wired and netbook wireless) My HP Deskjet ...
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Empty pages when printing PDF files in duplex

Independent of which printer I use, I often get empty pages in PDF files that I print in duplex. However, duplex does not fail completely. For example, the first two pages would be correctly printed ...
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...
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Forward all print jobs to one printer on CUPS server

Is there a way to send all print jobs sent to a CUPS server to a specific printer? Say printer 1 is out of service, but printer 2 in the next room is working. Can I have CUPS forward print jobs sent ...
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Samsung printer won't print because of error in foomatic-rip

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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Print to a printer attached to the user's terminal in CentOS

I have a server with SCO Unix 505 in which we run an application in Foxbase. I've just installed CentOS 5.5 and made my Foxbase application work in Centos. The problem is that in SCO Unix foxbase ...
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How to debug cups and samba? LaserJet Professional P1102w not printing “filter failed”

Here is what I have tried to verify: smbtree: WORKGROUP2 \\DAN-PC \\DAN-PC\Users \\DAN-PC\print$ Printer Drivers \\DAN-PC\IPC$ ...
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Printing duplex on Linux Mint

I'm trying to print duplex on my new Samsung Xpress M2625D. I installed the driver from the Samsung website and changed the driver setting to duplex. When I print a test page using the button in the ...
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How to change default cpi for `lp`?

I know I can change the characters per inch used by lp with lp -o cpi=12 (or any number you like). But is it possible to change the default value of this option globally? The default, when -o ...
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Formating file in command line for printing

Whenever I print a text file with lpr or lp commands , the words are cut off at the end of one line and continue onto the other, e.g. 'understand' would be split into 'unde' at the end of line one and ...
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Specifying font with enscript

I've read the man page for enscript but cannot find the answer to this problem. I am trying to print using enscript with a downloaded AFM file but I can't get it to work. I keep getting the following ...
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Printing webpage using browser via CLI

I want to automate printing. From URL in text file, the webpage is printed. I have tried using wget and the results are very inferior than when printed via browser. Somehow FF and Chromium both manage ...
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Preventing mid-word line breaks in a2ps

So I understand that a2ps is mostly for converting ASCII code to postscript for printing, but occasionally I like to print a .txt or .md file for school. Often, an entire sentence (or even a ...
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Print UTF-8 file with command line tools

I want to print a file using a command like cat filename > /dev/lp0 where the file contains characters like ùàç encoded in UTF-8. Is this is possible or do I need to use CUPS? I'm using an ...
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Landscape Printing in Linux

I'm having trouble printing in landscape mode in a Gentoo (AMD64) installation. The setup: CUPS-1.7.5 CUPS-Filters-1.0.54 ghostscript-gpl-9.14 proprietary brother drivers Printer: Brother DCP ...
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How to print pcl or esc/p code on host-driven printer?

I have a host-based printer (HP Deskjet D2460) and have some printer language files (pcl codes) that I would like to print out. I saw that in cups there are some filters like rastertopcl, etc. which ...
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Integrate custom LPD filter into CUPS

I've stood up a new print server and instead of using LPD we're trying to use CUPS. The old LPD server had custom filters written in C that need to be applied to the new CUPS server. The problem is ...
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lpr ignores options specified by -o

When submitting a text file to a printer (HP Color LaserJet 4650) from a Debian 8/openbox system, the -p or -o prettyprint option is ignored. Printing the same file from a MacOS X system produces a ...
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Print job “Held for authentication”

Following the instructions here, I have installed a Samba print server on an ARM-based Udoo-quad running Udoobuntu 12.04 LTS. The Samba server is working, and (after setting guest ok = yes in the ...
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Print text from terminal

I would like to use a Linux distro without a desktop environment, but I need to print out homework that I type up. I could always email it to myself and print from another computer, but it would be ...
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Manual Duplex printing

I have a printer (Samsung M2022W) which doesn't support duplex printing. However, I would like to manually print on both sides (that is to say, print even pages, then insert these pages again on the ...