how to disable page breaks in line printer
freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Oct 30 13:27:25 UTC 2012
On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:16:02 GMT, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> From ateve at sohara.org Tue Oct 30 11:54:11 2012
> > I thought from reading printcap(5)
> > that pl sets page length is lines,
> > so if I make it long enough, I should
> > see no page breaks. Still, I get
> > empty space at the bottom of the
> > physical page and empty space at
> > the top of the next.
> > Surely I'm missing someting.
> > How to get rid of this empty space?
> The printer may be doing this internally, many dot matrix printers
> had the ability to set the page length and perforation skip on DIP
> yes, got it:
> dip switch 2-3
> ON: 1-inch skip-over-perforation
> OFF: NO skip-over-perforation
> Need to power off/on for the new settings
> to have effect.
If the document itself contrains page breaks ("form feed",
Ctrl+L, ^L, ASCII code 12) you could previously delete
them with tr -d, just to make sure.
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