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Print PostScript (.ps) file on Solaris 2.4

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I have a " .ps"  file generated from an application on Solaris 2.4.   When I sent the file to printer by issuing "lp" command, it just treat the .ps file as an ASCII file and printed the contents of the file!  The system admin told me the HP printer has been set to support postscript file.  Does anyone can help me to find does the HP printer indeed support Postscript file? and if so, howw do I print PostScript file in Solaris 2.4?

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n0thing earned 200 total points
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Hi,

   If the printer is properly setup. You should be able to print
the Postscript file. Either the printer is not properly setup
or does not support Postscript. First check your printer model
the go on www.hp.com and check from their specifications to see if it does support Postscript if not, there goes your problem.
If it does, you could check to see if your Postscript file is bad
or the printer is not properly setup by getting another Postscript file from the net and print it. If it doesn't print
properly, then the setup is wrong, if it does then your Postscript file is bad.

Good luck,
n0thing
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by:jma050197
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Hi,
What is the command I should sent the postscript file to printer? lp?


John
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by:n0thing
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Hi John,

   Just lp or lpr ... if the printer is properly setup.

Regards,
ML
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