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Date:      Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:16:02 GMT
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        ateve@sohara.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        mexas@bristol.ac.uk
Subject:   Re: how to disable page breaks in line printer
Message-ID:  <201210301216.q9UCG2OA083919@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20121030113825.d1d8b74d0540bfadddae585d@sohara.org>

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	From ateve@sohara.org Tue Oct 30 11:54:11 2012

	> 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?

		The printer may be doing this internally, many dot matrix printers
	had the ability to set the page length and perforation skip on DIP
	switches.

yes, got it:

dip switch 2-3
ON: 1-inch skip-over-perforation
OFF: NO skip-over-perforation

Need to power off/on for the new settings
to have effect.

Thanks

Anton




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