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Compress option

Hello,

I have been looking around the forum and found some message talking about my problem but sending me to links that does not work anymore.

I am printing (HP-UX 11.23) to an HP printer 4015 using the script I have downloaded from HP named net_ljP4015. Everything works fine but the compress options do not work at all... I am getting an error saying Invalid option. I used -oc option as usual and the man pages are talking about the –oc option. This option works fine if I use the generic script supplied by HP but some other new option does not work.

lp -dq100 -onobanner -oc
3 REPLIES
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Compress option

"... This option works fine if I use the generic script supplied by HP but some other new option does not work....."

confusing...exact command used and the exact error messages would be????

Re: Compress option

What it means is that when using the laserjet 4000 generic driver the -oc options works fine but some newer option with the net_ljP4015 script are not available. When I use the net_ljP4015, the they are some more options that we use but the -oc option does not work as it should even if it is documented in the man pages. So this is the command I used with the old laserjet 4000 generic driver : lp -dq100 -onobanner -oc

But the -oc does not work with the net_ljP4015 driver... but it is in the man pages and should be working.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Compress option

Sounds like a bug. Contact HP to get it fixed. The workaround is to specify the actual font pitch:

lp -dsomeprinter -ofp16.66

Or a better choice is to simply replace the active printer script for the 4015 with the general net_ljx000 script. For extra credit, you can compare the two scripts and find out the differences, then correct the bug for -oc.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin