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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syntax_highlight <source_file> | lpr

Does anyone know of a simple way to produce the PostScript corresponding to a syntax-highlighted version of a source file that can be piped directly to a PostScript printer? As the wording of the ...
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Using a shell script as a virtual printer

I have a shell script that takes a PDF file as an argument and prints it with additional printer specific options. How can I add this script as a virtual printer that can be selected from the GUI? ...
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Mount printers at /dev/usb and still use CUPS

Due to a new version of CUPS, I suddenly lost the direct path to my printers that was previously available under /dev/usb/lpXXX. I used this to print directly from the command line. echo "test" > ...
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CUPS remote printer entry is stopped locally

My local CUPS daemon on my laptop has an entry for a remote printer on my CUPS server. My local CUPS daemon thinks this printer is stopped, but it's not. The only interface CUPS gives me to manage ...
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Is there an alternative to CUPS?

When printing with Linux is there an alternative to using CUPS? After using it for a couple of weeks printing suddenly stopped working. The 'processing' light would come on and that would be the end. ...
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Do any “All In One” Printer/Scanners work on Linux?

Mod note: The entire network is pretty against shopping recommendation questions; there was an attempt to edit this one to avoid it, but it seems to have failed. The goal is "how do I decide which ...
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How to print from iPad to CUPS?

I would like to print from an iPad2 to the office printer running on CUPS. After following a couple of cookbook style cheat sheets, printing from the iPad still does not work. the iPad sees the ...
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How can I print good looking code

Similar to using markdown on Stack Overflow to create monospace output, how can I do that for my programs. I tried lp filename.txt and was pleasantly please to find that it was able to use the local ...
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How to merge 2 PDF files with interleaving pages order?

I've got a double-side-printed multipage document to scan with a linear bulk scanner. So, as the result I get 2 PDF files: one containing all odd pages and the second containing all even pages. I need ...
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Print an SVG from the command line

How can I print an SVG, already scaled to a4 size, from the command line? I tried using lpr, but instead the printer just printed out the actual XML of the file, which isn't what I wanted.
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printing problems with DDST (aka PCL6) printer RICOH Aficio SP C240DN

I'm having big problems printing on a RICOH Aficio SP C240DN (a color laser printer). CUPS/OpenPrinting doesn't have a driver for exactly this printer. There are similar numbers but not 240DN. It ...
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What is “Print to File” and can it be used from command line?

When you select "Print to File" in a Gnome print dialog (not cups-pdf): ... what is the actual command that gets executed? (I'm interested in the postscript variant, as on the image) On the other ...
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How to print specific pages from the command line?

Is there a way to send a PDF file (or files) to the printer via the command line, but print only, say, odd-numbered pages? E.g., lpr -{some option} *.pdf Or perhaps {some command to get odd-numbered ...
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Pretty print mails from mutt?

I know that I can configure a print command in Mutt via .muttrc, e.g.: set print=ask-yes set print_command="..." But what print command should I use for pretty printing? Well, a2ps output seems a ...
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How to print (part of) a man page?

The question is: how do you print only part of a man page? Currently I do zcat manpage.1.gz | vim - and just remove everything I don't want to print. Then I pass that through groff and lpr. Are there ...
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CUPS - install once, use another printer (of the same model) without re-configuring problem

For example I have "HP 1020 LaserJet" local USB printer successfully installed on a CUPS. It uses one connection. If I get another HP 1020 LaserJet printer it wouldn't print, I am having to modify ...
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SCO Unix run interactive script when sending a print job

I'm working with (read, "around") a proprietary ERP system on top of SCO Unix. It has several "query at print time" reports where you can assign a printer to send your job to. You usually input ...
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Is there a tool or method for magnifying existing PostScript or PDF files for printing - not just for display

Almost all my printing, including web pages and emails works fine and has done so for years, but ... When I print web pages and emails, I routinely run into a few that print in something like 1 point ...
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How to print password protected pdf with cups from command line?

I have a *.pdf file that is password protected. I have the password and I can view the pdf with mupdf. However, printing with CUPS via lpr -P PRINTERNAME *.pdf does not work. All my printing is done ...
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How to control the page parameters (margins, brochurisation) of `man -t` PostScript output?

I want to print several man pages as several booklets. I need to tweak the output of the man -t command so the resulting PostScript file will have the brochurised page numbering, pages must be ...
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Dot Matrix printer setup in Debian

I am using Debian which is similar to Ubuntu. They have 7 dot matrix printers, some of which are very old (example), which have worked since 1979 and are faster than many inkjets at printing text. ...
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Why is the printer reversing black and white?

I'm printing documents and images to a Samsung ML1630. It used to work fine, but now it prints white instead of black, black instead of white. Text documents come out white text on solid black ...
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How can I print half of a page to a pdf file?

I have a one page PDF file with scanned documents. I need to send only top half of this document to someone. How can I generate a new PDF document with only the top half of the original page, without ...
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Do CUPS clients need to have drivers installed locally?

If I use CUPS, should clients have drivers installed locally? Example: say we have 1 Networked PC with Linux, 1 Print Server (or CUPS, Samba Print server) If the Linux PC wants to print a document ...
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Printing Latex source with a2ps

When I try to print out latex source code with a2ps somefile.tex I get error messages from egrep like egrep: Das Ende des angegebenen Intervalls ist nicht gültig which translates to "the end of ...
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Duplex printing options using lp or lpr

The default options for a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer, are reportedly (e.g. querried via lpoptions -l) set to: PageSize/Media Size: *A4 Letter Legal Executive A5 A6 B5 JISB5 JISB6 EnvDL EnvC5 Env10 ...
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printing .cpp file from command line using emacs

The goal is to print a set of *.cpp files on a network printer, but... in a way that the (color) printer prints the files like they appear in the c++ editor including the colors and highlighting. And ...
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Shellscript to print a directory tree and files's contents with a nice presentation

I'm trying to write a shellscript which prints a tree-view for a specific directory and it's subdirs to pdf via latex, as well as the titles and contents of all scripts contained within that primary ...
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Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E

After installing a Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E printer (it does scanning as well), I've tried a tenth of the GDI and PCL (5e/6) generic and Ricoh drivers without any success. I've learned from Ricoh that ...
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How to print from remote over SSH to local LAN printer?

OK, so it is fairly straight forward to to run apps from a remote server on my local X screen as though they were local apps. The question is, when trying to print, the remote app only sees printers ...
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Epson Stylus CX5600: Can't print

I'm using Linux Mint 11 (Katya). My printer is perfeclty recognized by the OS and I can configure it without problems. But when I try to print anything, both the printer's power led and error led ...
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How to print file with the PCL escape sequences?

I have CUPS and use a program that produces the raw PCL format of the document I want to print. I have no problem printing a plain text file as lp filename but when I give a file that has PCL or ...
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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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How to change default “reading” program?

right now when I run man smth or similar less is used to view it. However, on Mac OS X, I really like scrolling with touchpad instead on up/down or page-up/page-down buttons. Is there a way to just ...
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Stop printer jobs from terminal

I am working with an old CentOs version (5.0) that is not really my machine. Recently, for some dark reasons, I have problems in printing. The jobs rest in queue, and I cannot cancel them from the ...
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How can I set up a usb printer as a network printer using a linux server?

Basically right now I have a USB only printer, it's very nice. There are 5 people in my household and we all are constantly wanting to use the printer. Windows has a built in way to share the ...
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convert single-page landscape pdf into rescaled double-page portrait pdf

I'm having trouble using convert to do the following: I have a bunch of single-page pdf files whose geometry corresponds to a landscape A4 sheet. The actual content is visually split in 2 pages. ...
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How to switch HP printer from CDROM mode to Printer/Scanner mode

I have an HP multifunction printer/scanner M1123 MFP. I installed the latest hplip that should support it and also hp-plugin. However, when I plug the device in, I only see a CDROM detected in dmesg. ...
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Don't require root to add printers

When a user wants to add a new printer it's asking for a root password. I have an LTSP environment and the system is asking for a root password all the time; it's not asking even for a sudo'ed user's ...
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Connect Windows printer to Linux machine via samba

How can I connect my Windows printer to a Linux (RHEL5) box via samba? I'm looking for a clear configuration file
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Specify MIME type to CUPS's lpr command

It seems when you pass a file to lpr (or pipe to it), it attempts to guess the MIME type. Sometimes, however, it guesses wrong—and then attempts to print something "interesting" at best. Is there a ...
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Can (CUPS) ppd files for Mac OS X be used for linux?

I am looking at buying a printer (actually an all-in-one I prefer for the features it provides, but I want to focus on the printer part here) which does not provide linux drivers, but does provide Mac ...
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How to print several files at the same time using lpr?

I am trying to print a number of files from shell using lpr. I enter something like: lpr -P PRINTERNAME ./*/dir/file.pdf but I get "lpr: No file in print request.". When I use ls as ls ...
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How can I convert raw printer commands back to a postscript or pdf file?

I have a string of raw printer commands that are for my postscript printer saved to a file. I believe there is a lpr option like -o raw which will read these raw command and send them to the printer. ...
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What program can I use to get copier/fax functionality from separate scanner and printer?

It is difficult to find a good multifunction laser printer in my price range. But there are several good cheap laser printers (non-multifunction) and I have an excellent scanner (better than I could ...
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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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Chromium browser does not allow setting the default paper size for “Print to File”

In Chromium, as in other web browsers, there is a Print function, which includes printing to physical printers, as well as a "Print to File" function. The default paper size for the physical printers ...
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Printing UTF-8 (including Chinese) text

I am trying to print a large quantity (several megabytes) of UTF-8 encoded text which consists of Chinese and Latin characters (and maybe a sprinkling of others). I would like to print it in several ...
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Zathura: how to print specified pages

I would like to print some pages from a large pdf file within Zathura (typically the current, or a range of pages). What is the syntax to do that? Edit: The solution was quite obvious... By the ...
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using `lpr` to get file name and page numbers printed on pdf

I have a PDF file and I want to print it with the file name and page numbers added somewhere on the page. Is this possible with lpr? If not, what utility can I use to transform the PDF file first? I'm ...