Bug 204119 - a2ps -P {printer} -2 {textfile} creates a file instead of printing
a2ps -P {printer} -2 {textfile} creates a file instead of printing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: a2ps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC6Update 212552
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Reported: 2006-08-25 14:20 EDT by Nalin Dahyabhai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 4.13b-57.fc6.3
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Last Closed: 2006-10-31 05:27:30 EST
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Description Nalin Dahyabhai 2006-08-25 14:20:23 EDT
Description of problem:
When I run a2ps with the -P and -2 options, instead of sending the output to the
printer given as the argument to the -P flag, a2ps creates a file.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "foo" > foo.txt
2. rm -f hplj2
3. a2ps -P hplj2 -2 foo.txt
Actual results:
You get a new file named "hplj2", which contains the generated postscript.

Expected results:
A printout.
Comment 1 Tom Horsley 2006-10-26 16:49:26 EDT
This problem exists in the just released Fedora Core 6 as well and
also affects the -d option (which previously sent to the default printer).
Instead of going to default printer, it goes to stdout.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2006-10-27 08:42:11 EDT
Build requires cups.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2006-10-30 16:37:20 EST
Fixed in update: a2ps-4.13b-57.fc6.3

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