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rlpr acting differently on different windows workstations

alex1982
Frequent Advisor

rlpr acting differently on different windows workstations

Hello, everybody
I am printing from an HP-UX server to several printers connected to Windows workstations and SHARED there.
The command i am using is
rlpr -h --windows -PPRINTER_NAME@COMPUTER_NAME file_name

The command prints the file fine on some of the computers and the file is formatted well , while on some other computers the file is formated not well, there are large spaces between the characters , or strange characters are showing.
I am attaching the file.

Do you have any idea on why this is happening ?
2 REPLIES
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: rlpr acting differently on different windows workstations

> attachement = .spl

spl? What the heck do we do with that? Here's what it might be:

http://file-extension.net/seeker/file_extension_spl

> rlpr

not part of standard HP-UX but seems to be a freeware equivalent for lpr. Have you tried the standard HP-UX implementation using lp and setting up one of the problem printers as a remote printer? lp doesn't translate anything so plain ASCII will be plain ASCII at the remote side. If the file you are printing contains spacial characters for formatting, this will cause all sorts of compatibioity issues with different printers.

Or your Windows' boxes have been setup differently on the problem printers. Windows does not speak lpd/lpr and must have the service enabled. Even then, there may be config and/or patch issues between the Windows boxes.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
alex1982
Frequent Advisor

Re: rlpr acting differently on different windows workstations

I found a workaround to the problem