Help needed: Ghostscript as /etc/printcap filter

Help needed: Ghostscript as /etc/printcap filter

Post by Roberto Fabbretti 2723 » Sat, 29 Jun 1996 04:00:00

I would like to print postscript files on non-postscript printers.
Ghostscript can do things like that but I would like the process to be
transparent for the users.
Therefore I would like to use ghostscript as a filter set in the
Does anyone has done this and could provide me an example?



1. installing ghostscript as filter in /etc/printcap

I keep reading about how easy it is to install ghostscript as a print
filter to allow easy printing of Postscript files to non-postscript printers.
I still haven't seen an /etc/printcap with this implemented, however, nor
have I been able to find anything online with specific examples of how to
implement this, and AFAIK, it's not in the Ghostscript docs, either.

My present /etc/printcap is as follows:

hardcopy|hardcopy: \
   :lp=/dev/lp1: \
   :sd=/usr/spool/lpd/hardcopy: \
   :lf=/usr/spool/lpd/hardcopy/errs: \
   :mx#0: \
   :sh: \

Any and all help is appreciated.  Thanks.

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