?
Solved

Printing Interface

Posted on 1997-06-27
1
Medium Priority
?
210 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am new to using Unix in an Operations enviroment and have a question
about printing and print scheduling.
On our box (SGI Challenge M) we have LPC and lpd for handling prints.
However from an OPS point of view these are a pain in the A*se.
Are there any products out there that handle print queue and print job
control.  For example if a print job fails mid print i would like the
operators to be able to restart the print from a page number or record
number.  I do not want them using an editor to create a new file to
print.  Other operating systems offer this facility.  does one exist for
unix?

0
Comment
Question by:nwalker
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sherwood earned 150 total points
ID: 2006464
You want the LPRng package.  Free. Compiles on most unix boxes.
Very extensible.  Usually pretty good about not botching jobs
in the middled, but it would be fairly easy to resubmit a job
using ghostscript or psselect to print specific pages.

Also has capabilities for virtual queues.  E.g. you can define
a letterhead queue, but by default disable it from printing, but
still allow queueing.  Then when you put the letterhead tray in,
enable that queue, and disable the regular queue.  

You can move jobs from one printer to another.  Lots of other
neat stuff.
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A metadevice consists of one or more devices (slices). It can be expanded by adding slices. Then, it can be grown to fill a larger space while the file system is in use. However, not all UNIX file systems (UFS) can be expanded this way. The conca…
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 18 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question