Printing with lpd

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Aug 4 14:06:35 UTC 2008

On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Martin Schweizer wrote:

> I'm playing around with lpd. My setup: a FreeBSD 7.0 server and a attached HP LaserJet 2840N (connected via ethernet), my
> /etc/printcap:
> hplj2840|lp|Hewlett Packard LaserJet 2840C:\
>        :sh:\
>        :lp=:rm=hplj2840:rp=raw:sd=/var/spool/lpd/hplj2840:\
>        :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
>        :if=/usr/local/libexec/if-simple:
> and if-simple:
> /usr/local/bin/recode latin1..ibmpc
> The prints are ok so fare (incl. the german umlauts). If I print text mails out from mutt the seems ok too. But if the
> mails has some incorrect wrapped lines (> 72 caracters) the lines are not wrapped on the output.  What do I worng here?

There's a PCL command for wrapping long lines: <ESC>&s0C (Untested by 
me, I use PostScript.)  Your if-simple can send that escape sequence 
before the actual file.

/usr/ports/print/enscript is a convenient text to PostScript formatter 
which wraps long lines by default.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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