Piping from one printer queue to another?
Dr Lyman Hazelton
lrh at alum.mit.edu
Mon Nov 24 07:13:31 PST 2003
I am trying to get a networked old HP printer to work. I have the
following printcap entries for it, using gs filtering:
# Entry for device ljet3 (output to ljet3.raw, I hope)
lp|ljet3|Ghostscript device ljet3:\
# Entry for raw device ljet3.raw
ljet3.raw|Raw output device ljet3:\
The ljet3.raw queue works perfectly! Of course, I have to send it
either ascii with CRLFs or PCL, but it does print what I send to it.
However, the lp|ljet3 filter does not send its output on to ljet3.raw.
I am sure that I am doing something (subtle?) wrong in this entry,
but I don't know enough to find it. Can someone either tell me
what's wrong or (better yet) point me to documentation that explains
how to do this correctly?
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