printer job date change
pixfbsd at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 31 17:20:42 PST 2003
On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 23:08, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 13:04, pixfbsd wrote:
> > I have FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT.
> > /etc/printcap
> > hp2200:\
> > :sh:\
> > :rm=hp2200:\
> > :sd=/var/spool/output/lpd/hp2200:\
> > :mx#0:\
> > :if=/usr/local/libexec/hpif2:\
> > :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
> > /usr/local/libexec/hpif
> I notice that the actual filter referenced in printcap is hpif2;
> not hpif.
oops my mistake, I have another hp printer in the printcap that also
references hpif. I cp hpif hpif2. And was experimenting with different
PJL commands to try to get it to change the date. Therefore the
> I would have expected that this would be where the PJL command is
> If some how it is added ahead of the filter you could edit the filter to
> pass the input though sed to change the date in the PJL command
> to whatever you want.
do you have an example idea? or a possible syntax form as a experiment
point. I actually tried to grep the specific date out but since the
dfA009exampleFile is a binary file, it errors. I'm not too good with
Other pertinent information I left out. I'm running a SAMBA server that
is getting the print job from a windows machine. I was assuming that
the PJL information was coming from the HP drivers on the windows
> > #!/bin/sh
> > #
> > # hpif - Simple text input filter for lpd for HP-PCL based printers
> > # Installed in /usr/local/libexec/hpif
> > #
> > # Simply copies stdin to stdout. Ignores all filter arguments.
> > # Tells printer to treat LF as CR+LF. Ejects the page when done.
> > printf "\033&k2G" && cat && printf "\033&l0H" && exit 0
> > exit 2
> > In the dfA009exampleFile in /var/spool/output/lpd/hp2200 there is the
> > value @PJL SET DATE=31-12-2003. I want to create a filter that will
> > change that value to the year 2000.
> > Why? If you recall HP has date information in their printer cartridges,
> > that after a certain date the cartridge becomes "expired". Although you
> > have plenty of ink or a cartridge that has been on the shelf for along
> > time.
> > If I manually vi the file I can print, therefore I was trying to find a
> > filter that would send the PJL command to set the date to a default
> > 01-12-2000 all the time.
> Malcolm Kay
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