Subject: Re: printcap entry, and my printer
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/31/1999 10:02:06
Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> IMHO, "/etc/printcap" could stand to have more and more current
> examples, though it would be bad to go the way of "termcap", which has
> thousands of entries, no more than 4 or 5 of which are ever used.

At least in the termcap case we access it via a Berkeley DB file, so
performance isn't an issue.  Doesn't everyone have an old Teleray in
the basement? :-)

Maybe we should keep a reasonable set of samples in
/usr/share/examples/printcap and mention this boldly in both lpd(8) and
printcap(5) manpages.