Print directly to jetdirect attached printer
Posted on 2009-07-01
I have about 50 print queues setup on an AIX 5.3 server that attach to hp jetdirect interfaces.
I have a client that would like to print directly to the printer, bypassing the print queue. They print checks which sometimes jam and the print queue drops the job if the printer jams in the middle of printing.
Is there a way to use lp to print directly to the jetdirect interface? (ie lp -d hp@printer1 outputfile) Apparently they have avoided this in the past when using serial printers and printing directly to the device file (ie lp -d /dev/lp1 outputfile).