Broken PS files and universal options

Beat Wolf asraniel at
Fri May 30 09:17:46 PDT 2008

Here is the example file:

about your second comment, i'm not sure to understand it. I'm quite sure that i use the correct ppd files for my printers, does this mean that there is a option that works for all printers, or not?

Thank you very much

Beat Wolf

> Beat Wolf wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > i have a application that generates postscript files using pstopfg, psnup, psselect, gs, etc. When i try to print one of those ps files using lpr, then i can't get all options to pass, or better, no printer option passes.
> > But i found out that they work on certain printers, and on some they don't.
> > What i'm looking for is a way to fix my ps files, so that cups can use all printer options i want.
> >
> > The second thing i'm searching is, a universal way to activate duplex printing, and or grayscale, without having to find out the right options for each printer, because i want my application to be as universal as possible.
> >
> > Is anything of this possible?
> >
> > Thank you very much
> >
> > Beat Wolf
> As for your 1st problem, please post (at least one) a sample file
> to see how your PS files violate the DSC on which CUPS heavily depends.
> As for the 2nd problem, it is a matter of how the printers are configured
> in CUPS and if you *do* use the proper printer specific PPDs.
> Helge
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