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Re: printing from within emacs, without having "lpr"

From: martin . sputnik
Subject: Re: printing from within emacs, without having "lpr"
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:38:15 -0700 (PDT)
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On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:09:19 AM UTC+2, Emanuel Berg wrote:

> ... why not?

I meant, it'smore dignified to print a buffer directly from emacs (as it is 
intended  to be) as opposed to write to file, and then print from a shell or 

> > and I don't get much support
> Perhaps not, but you can create it with
> shell programming. Anything you like.

I guessed so, I thought perhaps there's a more direct way. 

And actually I solved it.

Very silly actually: the problem was: the new print command was "print". But it 
turned out not to be the ``real'' print command, it's a shell-script wrapper
for the real command "pushprint", perhaps print was deemed more "userfriendly" 
terminology. Unfortunately, the parameter passing does not work properly in the 
wrapper, which means, using "print" as "lpr-command" results in that the buffer 
content gets lost on the way  and is not printed. With pushprint it works (as 
long as I can avoid being asked for password).



> Here is an example (the second part of the
> file, mostly).
> > (setq lpr-command "print")
> >
> > and changing the lpr-add-switches to avoid
> > lpr-specifics there does not help. The message
> > for M-x print-buffer is
> >
> > Usage: print [-a{1,2,3,4}] .... [-v] [file...]
> > More information available from 'man print'.
> >
> > which perhaps indicates that the buffer
> > I intended to print were now ``piped''
> > correctly into the print commant.
> >
> > Any ideas what I could do? I think I found
> > a way around the problem that print wants
> > a password, that seems not the problem, but
> > I wonder if fiddling with the lpr-command will
> > do any good?
> Even if it did, what will happen if the admins
> put lpr back on line? Will you change all the
> print stuff back?
> No, it is much better to just not use the lpr
> stuff while it is inoperational.
> As for the print stuff, start by getting it to
> work from the shell. Print text files and PDFs
> for starters. When you have that, you can stop
> to think how to have that invokable from Emacs
> with the buffer data as input.
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