Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'More on printing from a terminal session' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
More on printing from a terminal session
Authored by: jmiller on Sep 21, '01 07:52:24PM

Two semi-newbie questions about the previous post regarding printing from a terminal session:

(1) I followed the instructions, and "lpr foo.txt" is indeed getting files into the spool directory I specified. But they're not getting to the printer, presumably since I'm not running an lpd daemon (which the original post didn't say anything about). Or are the other OS X printing services supposed to handle this? Is there a missing step? I'm running a pretty clean installation.

(2) If this scheme can be made to work, will it work with AppleTalk-connected printers, or only TCP/IP printers?

Jim Miller

[ Reply to This | # ]
More on printing from a terminal session
Authored by: eijkhout on Feb 09, '02 08:01:23AM

Sven wrote a termcap entry that contained:
:lp=:rm=<printer ip or name>:

In my case that didn't work: my printer was named (if you get my drift), so I had to specify

Other than that I can now print with lpr. Hey.....


[ Reply to This | # ]