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initiating a remote printing job of a URL on a Linux system

Syngin9 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi guys,

I have a web application (PHP / MySQL) running on a remote Debian Linux server.  Essentially, I'm looking for recommendations on how I can have the server load a URL locally (PHP file) parse it correctly (including CSS) and print the output of the PHP file to a local printer.

I'm trying to avoid having to generate a PDF file locally and print that each time if possible.

Something involving shell_exec would work.

Is there any program that I could use from the command line that could load a URL (need to pass GET variables) and then print the result to a printer?  I have the printer already set up in CUPS.  Neither Links or Lynx see to understand CSS.

Thanks guys.

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