[cups.general] CUPS and PCL Escape Sequence Commands

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Tue Aug 16 23:48:34 PDT 2005


On Aug 16 15:14 jeff.stlouis at ssiinc.ca wrote (shortened):
> My problem is that CUPS is NOT recognizing the PCL Escape Sequence commands
> I have embedded in my software to configure different portions of my reports

I.e. your software produces readymade printer specific data.
Readymade printer specific data must not be filtered by the
CUPS filtering system.
To print readymade printer specific data it must be printed in
"raw" mode, i.e. either using "lp -d <queue> -o raw file"
or set up a "raw" queue.
Note that "raw" means 100% raw, i.e. neither line break
is changed (e.g. no LF -> CR+LF) nor is there a formfeed appended
at the end to eject the last page.

For more information see the CUPS documentation and

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5      Mail: jsmeix at suse.de
90409 Nuernberg, Germany                    WWW: http://www.suse.de/

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