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Printing Interface

nwalker
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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?

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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.

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