[cups.general] Re: A line printer to print text directly

Paul Dulaba screwgie at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 09:09:16 PST 2005


You mentioned the minimal PPD again.......what is a minimal PPD? Can
you post one that only contails a call for a filter?

Also, is it possible to specify 2 cupsfilters in a single PPD? So one
can be the text/plain one and one can call a script of some sort?


On Mar 30, 2005 4:35 AM, Helge Blischke <h.blischke at srz.de> wrote:
> Mohit Kumar wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I was analysing cups for a past few days to figure out its applicability with my product, but there is one question to which I was not able to find the answer and hence in vain I am posting this question here in hope of getting some replies.
> >
> > I have understood the complete filtering architecture of CUPS and really appreciate it. But if the scenario is like we need to print to a line printer which understands text as it is, then would CUPS still do all the filter conversions or is there some API in CUPS library which would help me bypass the filter chain provided by CUPS?
> >
> > Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mohit
> You need a (minimal) PPD for your printer which contains the line
> *cupsFilter: "text/plain 0 -"
> which tells CUPS that the document format "text/plain" is the native
> format for
> your printer and doesn't require any other processing.
> Helge
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