|Summary:||Printing from a shell prompt|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||taxea|
|Component:||lpr||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-12-18 21:15:03 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description taxea 1999-12-18 21:06:23 UTC
Dear Linux Support, I tried to print out the man page help file using the following command from a terminal prompt: man man |col -b | lpr NOTHING HAPPENS! In general, I can print from within applications such as staroffice, or netscape browser, etc. But, I can not print using this command from a terminal window. I followed the syntax right from your manual on page 67 of the 'Getting Started Guide'. I have a Canon BJC-2000 printer which prints fine in all X Applications. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, James
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-12-18 21:15:59 UTC
Works here without problems. Probably your printer doesn't support plain text input. Try something along the lines of man man |col -b |mpage |lpr This will convert the output to PostScript, then pass it on to lpr, which will use ghostscript to convert it to whatever format your printer can deal with. By the way, you're writing to development, not support - if you need support, you might want to check http://support.redhat.com/ first. Normally, they can help you much faster.
Comment 2 Riley H Williams 1999-12-21 18:23:59 UTC
I've had this problem myself in the past, and always with `man man` as the first stage in the process. Is there some character in the output for the said manpage that's acting as an X-OFF or equivalent handshaking character somewhere?