[CentOS] Re: centos] How to print

William L. Maltby BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com
Sun May 7 21:43:48 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 15:55 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Sat, 6 May 2006, William L. Maltby wrote:
> >> cat xxx.png | lpr
> >
> > Try "lpr <filename>"
> >
> > Avoids the process for a filter (cat) which is doing nothing for you.
> While this is true in Centos, if one moves between *nix 
> implementations, it is an unsafe habit to have (using lpr 
> directly), as in early Unix implementations, lpr is 
> occasionally set to _delete_ the file it has just completed 
> printing.

I consider those broken. If there is doubt, a test or review of the docs
should let one know. Anyway, no one cares about those "subtleties"
anymore. I know I'm pissing in the wind when I bring up stuff like that.

> -- Russ Herrold
> <snip sig stuff>

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