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Replacement for the "lpr" command

'lpr-bash is a replacement for the "lpr" command found in lpr(ng), CUPS, and other Unix printing systems implemented as a shell script. Originally designed for to run on a LinuxFromScratch, it should work with virtually any flavour of *nix. Its advantage over CUPS or lprNG is that when using Cups or lprNG, you have an open port; if security is a greater issue than network-transparency, 'lpr-bash' may be useful for you.



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Janet Casey

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18 October 2004

Leaders and contributors

Alex Kloss Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=119868&atid=685249

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitepdftops (xpdf- for PDF to PostScript conversion- can use pdf2ps too)
Weak prerequisitea2ps (for everything to PostScript conversion)
Weak prerequisitesmbspool (for printing to a Samba printer)
Weak prerequisiteenscript (for ascii to PostScript conversion)
Required to useghostscript
Weak prerequisiteconvert (ImageMagick-- for image to PostScript conversion)


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