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Date:      Sat, 11 Feb 1995 09:21:08 -0500 (EST)
From:      Terry Rossi <tpr@picspc01.pics.com>
To:        eblood@cs.unr.edu (Eric V Blood)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: lpr and ps files
Message-ID:  <199502111421.JAA16307@picspc01.pics.com>
In-Reply-To: <199502102204.OAA24016@hunter.cs.unr.edu> from "Eric V Blood" at Feb 10, 95 02:04:09 pm

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> 
> Can anyone provide an example of how they interface ghostscript
> to lpr to automatically print postscript files?  Thanks.
> 
Eric,

I suggest the aps-filter programs,  here is an excerpt from the announce file.

WHAT IS APSFILTER
=================
					
APSFILTER is a lineprinter input filter for systems with a BSD alike
printing mechanism (lpd, /etc/printcap), that saves users a lot of work 
when printing different file types no matter if compressed or not !!!

Additionally it enables non Postscript printers, that are supported
by the free postscript emulator - under the terms of the GPL - 
"ghostscript" (gs), to print postscript files automatically !

With the new apsfilter Version 3.0 it's now possible to print 
*compacted* documents directly without unpacking !!! 
The wanted packers/unpackers have to be already installed on your system.

 o Supported file types:

	Postscript
	TeX DVI
	Ascii
	Data (PCL,...)
	GIFF
	TIFF
	Sun Rasterfiles
	FIG
	PNM (pbmplus)

==========================================================
These are the sites, where apsfilter versions can be found
==========================================================

(1) This ftp server will also contain beta releases if we are
    currently on the way to a new release

	ftp server:	ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de
	directory :	pub/Linux/local/packages/APS

(2) Here we'll put only final releases

	ftp server :	ftp.Germany.EU.net	
	directory  :	pub/os/Linux/Local.EUnet/People/akl
	directory  :	pub/os/Linux/Incoming.EUnet

ftp the newest release from there. The current naming scheme for 
apsfilter releases is:		aps-Release.tgz

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