[GLLUG] Command line printer installation

Michael T. Watters II wattersm@wattersm.net
Sun, 17 Nov 2002 01:57:34 -0500

One way to do it is to install Apsfilter.  Check out www.apsfilter.org.  

The other way is to just add an entry for the printer in /etc/printcap.  Since you are just printing plain ascii it shouldn't be very hard to set up.

Look for a line that looks like this one, and uncomment it.  Restart lpd and printing should work.  

# lp|local line printer:\
#       :lp=/dev/lp:sd=/var/spool/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:

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