nprint and /etc/printcap

nprint and /etc/printcap

Post by jasper » Tue, 28 Sep 1999 04:00:00


If I use "nprint" to print to a Netware queue, should I configure these
queues in my /etc/printcap file? Presently the queues are not configured in
this file, and I CAN print to it, but I get the familiar "staircase" effect.
I would like to print to LaserJet as well as DotMatrix printers, and there
are MANY queues.

There is only one entry in my /etc/printcap:

##PRINTTOOL3## NCP lj4dith 600x600 a4 {} LaserJet4dither Default {}

We use Red Hat 6 and NW4.11.

Many thanks!


1. Printcap and Nprint

I have successfully created a script called laser3 that will accept stdin
and print using nprint to a netware printer.  The script os:


 -U ts55428 -P `cat /etc/netware.password` -

using magicfilter and nprint.  This works fine with

cat /etc/printcap | laser3

Then I created a printcap entry like so:

# LPT1 simulation to print from mainframe

When I try to print using this entry, nothing happens and there are no
messages.  The spool file seems to leave the queue.  I have read the
magicfilter doc, the printcap man pages, the printing howto, and the nprint
doc and cannot seem to figure out what my problem is.  Thanks for any help.

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