Chapter 18. Printing in the Unix Environment

Printing is one of the greatest shortcomings of Unix. Generating printouts is a sufficiently common task that it should be fairly easy to accomplish. However, in this one area of Unix, continual conflict exists between the System V and BSD groups, to the detriment of all.

This hour focuses on some of the most common Unix commands for working with printers. It is a primer on learning what printers are hooked up to your system, how to send output to a printer, how to check that your print requests are in the queue for printing, and how to remove your print requests from the queue if you decide not to print.

Goals for This Hour

In this hour, you will learn how to

  • Find local printers with printers

  • Send a print ...

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