Subject: Re: correct/accepted way for lpd to transparently pass data to printer
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2001 18:05:09
On 15.03.01, 10:50:30, Mike Parson wrote:
> In message <>, you write:
> > 
> > #!/bin/sh
> > cat && exit 0
> > exit 2
> That works, but you can also just eliminate the :if: entry in your printcap
> to not have an input filter at all.

Yes, that works fine. I use it to pass data coming from Windows
clients (using samba) directly to the printer. The Windows clients
have the appropriate drivers for that printer installed, and generally
do a much better job at color correction than any ghostscript driver

If the lpd would alter only one byte, I think the printer would not
print correctly.

> -- 
> Michael Parson

Bernd Sieker

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