Fast personal printing _without_ CUPS

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Thu Oct 27 21:13:00 UTC 2011

In message <alpine.BSF.2.00.1110270834540.94311 at>, 
Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:

>> The only thing that worries me about my rather ad-hoc way of setting up
>> a "personal" printer (as describe above) is that I sort of wonder what
>> will happen if I ever try to print something when something else is
>> currently printing.
>There's also the issue of printing large files, which will tie up the 
>command line until the printer has buffered them all...

"Tie up the command line" ??

John Levine attempted to make the same point, and I'm still not really getting
it.  This is why we have X!  I can have all of the "command lines" that I want,
and I frequently do.  I have at least 15 different xterm windows open as we
speak, so I really don't see "tying up the command line" as a real issue.


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