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Date:      Sat, 11 Feb 1995 09:21:08 -0500 (EST)
From:      Terry Rossi <>
To: (Eric V Blood)
Subject:   Re: lpr and ps files
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> 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.

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

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:

	Data (PCL,...)
	Sun Rasterfiles
	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:
	directory :	pub/Linux/local/packages/APS

(2) Here we'll put only final releases

	ftp server :	
	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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