Subject: Re: printcap, banners, and PostScript...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael van Elst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/1996 01:10:27
der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU> writes:
>This is a problem in both directions, then; it both renders a large
>class of perfectly good text files (those that begin with the magic
>sequence) unprintable and places unnecessary requirements on PostScript
>code (requiring a comment for the code to be taken as PostScript is as
>silly as a cc that refuses to compile something unless it begins with
Eh. There might be perfectly good text files that begin with the
magic sequence, but most Postscript interpreters _require_ this
>major problem is that as far as I can see there is no way to get lpr to
>pass any human guidance on, to tell the filter "this is text" or "this
Sort of. You can pass lpr some attributes (but the isPostscript property
isn't among them). However, passing this information is aequivalent
to using a "print postscript" command. I mean, where is the difference
between a "lpr --type=ps" and a "psprint" ?
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."