Check the backend in /etc/qconfig. I think "piobe -p" will pass the data
> If you JUST want the queue not to format the job, that's easy. Either:
> 1) Submit the job with pass-thru flag: qprt -dp
> 2) Modify the virtual printer to pass-thru mode (smit chpq or lsvirprt to
> set _d=p)
> If you want the queue to do all of this for you - it can be done.
> 1) Write a program that accepts print data as stdin and produces the desired
> file as stdout.
> 2) lsvirprt to set f=c and fc=/your/program
> Now you have a filter which reads from stdin and its stdout procedes to the
> An alternative is to write a print queue backend. In /etc/qconfig:
> device = dname
> backend = /some/program
> Where /some/program is your executable or script which accepts the input
> filename (queued job) as a commandline argument (NOT as stdin) and does
> whatever it needs to do with it (eg writes something to /dev/lp##)
> > I have some JetDirect Laserjet printers configured on a AIX 4.3.3 system.
> > want to be able to print PCL overlays. I can create a file which contains
> > the overlay and the text to be printed, but I need to be able to send this
> > to the printer without the datastream being modified. On other Unix
> > all of this (adding the overlay *and* getting it to the printer safely)
> > be done with a simple interface script tweek, but I don't know where to
> > start with the AIX printing system. Yes I have RTFM, but it is still not
> > obvious to silly me!! Surely there must be a blinding simple way to do
> > Can anybody help?
> > Many Thanks,
> > =Adrian=
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