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Date:      Sun, 16 Apr 1995 21:02:46 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chuck Robey <>
To:        Ron Steele <>
Subject:   Re: andrew and printing
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On Sun, 16 Apr 1995, Ron Steele wrote:

> I grabbed the andrew system from incoming on, and 
> it seems to work fine, except the software required for printing
> (ezprint) is missing.  When I ftp'ed this from another site, some 
> files seem to missing. 
> If anyone is successfully using andrew for word processing and especially
> printing, I would love to know where to get all the needed pieces,
> hopefully in binary form, and if necessary, how to put them together.

ezprint, which sits in my /usr/andrew/bin, is just a softlink to runapp.
I'm pretty sure that you don't need anything of the kind.  I do my 
printing directly from ez.  The trick is telling the ez config files how
you print nroff stuff, so for me (I have a postscript printer, I print 
the output of groff directly) I just a file called ".preferences"
in my home dir, and have the following lines in it:
formatCommand:groff -pte /tmp/%s.n|  (notice the ending pipe symbol)
PrintCommand: lpr

I have my lpr automatically piping the output to a different machine, 
where it actually prints to.  Works fine for me.  There's also
a "formatCommand" that uses ghostview... 

Hope this is enough, mail me directly if it isn't, or use the andrew's 
folks newsgroups, because they really do answer it, at least they did for 
me.   Wish I could get the term folks to answer for me.....

> Ron

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