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Print pdf files from Tru64

Pippo_9
Frequent Advisor

Print pdf files from Tru64

Good evening,

how to print pdf files from Tru64 systems?
I would like to launch prints by command line (by lpr o what?)
lpr -Plp3 pippo.pdf

For that printer /etc/printcap contains:

lp3|3:\
:af=/usr/adm/lp3acct:\
:ct=tcp:\
:if=/usr/lbin/hplaserpsof:\
:lf=/usr/adm/lp3err:\
:lp=@laserjet/hp:\
:mx#0:\
:of=/usr/lbin/hplaserpsof:\
:pl#66:\
:pw#80:\
:rw:\
:sb:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd3:\
:xf=/usr/lbin/xf:

I think that it depends from printer and settings for filters in /etc/printcap.
My printer is a LaserJet 5si.

Please advices about how to work with it.

Thanks so much!

Kind regards,
Pedro
5 REPLIES
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Print pdf files from Tru64

You'll need to download and install a PDF to Postscript converter (Ghostscript for example) and then pipe the output of the converter to the 'lpr' command.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Print pdf files from Tru64

Hi,

you will find it on www.adobe.com

greetings,

Michael
Pippo_9
Frequent Advisor

Re: Print pdf files from Tru64

Good morning,

I downloaded Acrobat Reader 4.0 (it seems to be the last version for Tru64) and Ghostscript (ghostscript1.5). Mark, could you give me an example how to launch a print now by command line?
If it is possible to do a real example please....

Thanks again!
Pedro
Pippo_9
Frequent Advisor

Re: Print pdf files from Tru64

For your information.....
I could print doc pdf:

cat sample.pdf | acroread -toPostScript | lpr -Plp1

-toPostScript is the option that I am looked for.

Thanks anyway and regards,
Pedro
Pippo_9
Frequent Advisor

Re: Print pdf files from Tru64

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