Introduction to the Unix Cluster. Node: PrintOps

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6.3: Printing Options

The Theory division has three Sparc printers: sparc1 (the default when you use lpr), sparc2, and sparc3 (in the hallway outside Steve Jardin's office, Rm. A132). In addition, we are hooked up to many Apple LaserWriters around the lab. Both Sparcs and LaserWriters support anscii text, PostScript, and TeX `.dvi' files done with the lpr -d. The Sparcs also support troff output via lpr -t.

The current default of lpr is sparc1. To override the default and set a personal preferred printer, type setenv PRINTER printername. Or, lpr -Pprintername filename will execute that particular job on the chosen printer. A full list of printers, their locations, and special capabilities (laser, color, etc.) is located in the printer database in `/etc/printcap' (clearer information about PPPL printers can also be found in a file of the same name on Cray A, accessed via pview).

Printing some files may require the use of special commands or options:

Plain Text

Use lpr, or, for multicolumn printing, lptops | lpr.

PostScript lpr
TeX `.dvi' Files lpr -d
CGM Files ctrans -d ps.mono filename | lpr
man Files Use env TROFF=groff TCAT=lpr man -t -T /usr/local/lib/groff/tmac/ gzip. This needs groff installed; otherwise, get psroff running.
Multipage Output Use multips < filename | lpr. This script has the great advantage of allowing you to print n pages per physical page.See Dvips.

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