Subject: Re: lpd and burst headers
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/07/2002 16:41:28
In message <20020807233124.B9395@marie>, Ignatios Souvatzis writes:
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>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 03:43:18PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
>> When I print to a local laser printer from NetBSD, it includes the conten=
>> of the "control file", lines like "Pseebs" and "Jmotd".  The printer
>> interprets these as meaning that I want a burst page.  When I use lprng u=
>> BSD/OS, the printer apparently just gets the data, not the control file.
>> Is there something obvious I can do to suppress these extra pages?
>:sh: in /etc/printcap's entry for your printer. See printcap(5).

No, I have that.

All that does is keep lpr from generating an explicit burst page.  In this
case, lpr isn't sending a burst page, just the information that the printer
uses to make one.