Subject: Re: lpwrapper
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 03/21/2003 14:37:42
> [buncha stuff I agree with]
> For the one case where it'll get it wrong (it's PS but you want it
> dumped as text), just set the, "It's text" flag.
Actually, when I've had lpr make mistakes it's more often been
mistakenly treating (hand-written) PostScript code as text.
> The one problem with this is that lpr has burned through lots of
> letters, [...] and we don't have room for PS and Text.
lpr really needs something like "-t <type>", where <type> is a short
string like "dvi" or "ps" or "text" or "fortran" or "ditroff". -t and
-T appear to be taken :-(, but it's a long way from running out of
possible option letters, even if you insist on sticking with one-letter
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