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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Lesson 17. Printing with Unix

In this lesson, you'll learn how to print with your Unix system.

This lesson doesn't cover system administration–level work such as installing and deploying printers but how you, the Unix user, interface with a printer already configured for operation.

Similar to how Unix views everything as a file, Unix also views printing differently and does not create a difference between printing locally and remotely. Because of this, a printer can be physically attached to your system, or not attached to your system but attached to another system, or merely a device put on the network itself.

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