sends a file to the named printer, and
reports the status of the print queue on the named printer. If the printer name is omitted, both commands use the default printer for that computer.
Among other things, the
lpq command will show you the job
numbers of your jobs. This is useful if you
change your mind and want to "kill a print job". To do this, type
lprm without a job number will remove all of your
For information on printing specific kinds of documents, such as TeX files, consult the printing page of the Accomplishing Common Tasks guide.
enscriptcommand takes a text file and converts it to PostScript and pipes it to the printer. It puts in page breaks, running headers, and allows the user some control over fonts and layout.
prcommand is a filter that both reads reads and writes ASCII text. Like
enscriptit inserts page breaks, and allows some control over layout.
mpagereads in plain text or PostScript, shrinks the text, and writes out a PostScript file with multiple input pages on each output page.
lpscriptalso converts plain text to page formatted PostScript. It does less by way of fancy formatting and more by way of low level positioning control.
For more options, type
img2ps without and argument at the
Black and white printing can be very useful in laying out images for
color printing. In this connection, refer also to
Both printers can print both PostScript files, and raster image files in certain formats. The pertinent commands are given below. The command names are linked to their respective man pages.
pan-- print a raster file on the Panasonic printer
ps2raw-- used to pipe PostScript output to the Panasonic printer
imgtek-- print a raster file on the Tektronix printer
pstek-- print a PostScript file on the Tektronix printer.
Created: Fri Sep 8 11:39:00 1995 --- Last modified: Jun 18 1996