[cups.general] Printing to a file...

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Wed Jan 19 04:13:55 PST 2005

Daniel Hawker wrote:
> >
> > Best is to write a script (shell, Perl, Python, or whatever
> > you like) conforming to the CUPS conventions for backends
> > that captures the standard input and runs it through GhostPCL.
> >
> > Helge
> Helge,
> Thanks for the reply. I am fairly inexperienced with CUPS and there
> seems to be a bit of a dearth of info out there, what exactly do I need
> to do?? Can shell script OK, can you give me some tips on how to make
> this happen.
> My needs are pretty simple, just need to grab the raw (pcl) data that is
> being sent via lp and palm it out via GhostPCL.
> Dan

Get that script (link as from the CUPS web site)


and edit accordingly (modify the Ghostscript command line including the
options for GhostPCL.


Helge Blischke
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