For anyone that might be interested, five years later SCO has finally made
an effort to fix filters with printcap in OpenServer.
I don't have the ambition to try it, as I'm really happy using netcat.
Here's the email I received from them:
re: lpd and filters
I am happy to announce that we have a new lpd that we have tested and found
function normally with filters on SCO Open Server 5.0.5. I am placing the
lpd binary at ftpput.sco.com/tmp/828940. After download the file should be
the following permissions and size;
-rws--x--x 1 root bin 86288 lpd
We were able to use filters properly when having the "of" param in
/etc/printcap point directly to the "executable" filter. The following is
example of a filter we used and then an example of our /etc/printcap file;
# vi /filter/828940
# vi /etc/printcap
:lp=:rm=rhea.uss.sco.com:rp=rhea.lpd:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/rhea.lpd:mx#0:of=/fi We used /bin/hd and /usr/bin/xtod in the 828940 filter and got the desired We are very interested to see this work for you. Please reply at your Regards,
output when printing.
convenience with the results.
SCO Support Engineer II
We used /bin/hd and /usr/bin/xtod in the 828940 filter and got the desired
We are very interested to see this work for you. Please reply at your