Subject: Re: Proposed change to printcap and lpr to supress burst pages.
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/02/2001 21:12:12
On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 02:30:33PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> We've got an HP printer which always prints header pages when we print to
> it using lpd printing. We want to save trees and not do that.
> Adding :sh: to the printcap file doesn't help since it only works on files
> printed locally. We're using remote lpd printing, and the remote print
> code just passes the print job through un-touched. So we have to not
> generate a header page in the first place.

The HP printers I have here generate the banner by themselve; just telnet to
the printer and disable the banner page feature.
This was enouth for me.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.