lpr / ghostscript problem: blank page at end of each print job

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun May 4 19:36:09 UTC 2014

On Sun, 4 May 2014, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:

> Hi,
> I am playing around with a host based Windows printer (Brother
> HL-2135W), which seems to understand some PCL .
> Converting .ps or .pdf files with ghostscript and printing the result
> via lpr works so far.

What is the full gs command?

> Problem is, there always will be a blank page printed out at the end of
> a print job.
> I tried to suppress this with lpr -h option, but that wouldn't help.
> Does anyone have any good idea?

Does the extra page print if the file is dumped directly to the printer?

Do plain text files print correctly?  Is there an input filter in the 
printcap entry for the printer, and if so, what does the filter do?

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