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Date:      Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:53:56 GMT
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   how to disable page breaks in line printer
Message-ID:  <201210301053.q9UAruq8083552@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>

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I need to print some text on a continuous
paper with no page breaks. How to do this?

I've epson lq-550 matrix printer attached
via a parallel cable, and

lp|local line printer:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/lpt0:\
        :sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:\
        :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
        :pl=1000:

in /etc/printcap.

I thought from reading printcap(5)
that pl sets page length is lines,
so if I make it long enough, I should
see no page breaks. Still, I get
empty space at the bottom of the
physical page and empty space at
the top of the next.
Surely I'm missing someting.
How to get rid of this empty space?

Thanks

Anton



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