How to redirect the ps output from CUPS?

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Wed Apr 13 11:27:59 PDT 2005

rende at wrote:
> This is my problem: I have a printer on the campus network and want to print to it from my laptop (running OS X). All servers on campus network accept no connection other than ssh. So the only way I can print now is to generate a PS file, then "ssh lp <".
> So I am thinking if there is any quick and dirty way to set up a printer in CUPS so that the generated PS file is sent to a script so that the print would work like a normal printer.
> As I said, I just want a quick and dirty approach to make it work, not to want to spend too much time writing a backend or something :P
> Any suggestions will be appreciated!
> Deling Ren

Have you thought of using scp (secure copy) and writinng a small backend
script to 
use it?


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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