living in the console.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri May 26 00:54:50 UTC 2017

1. I use the tools in the cups-bsd package for printing.  "lpr <filename>"

2. For music, I've ripped all of my CDs and I play them with mplayer or 

3. For documents, I create them in latex and convert them to pdf via 
pdflatex before sending them to others.

On 05/25/2017 05:29 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Mark Peveto here.
> Over the last couple days or so, I've considered becoming a totally command line linux user.  I know there are those who've done it, but i simply have
> not known how.  Now that I'm trafficing in hardware synths that don't work in the GUI, that desire has increased.
> How would I print to my printer for example, or play an entire album from my music collection.  How, also, would I create documents in
> something beyond text format?  How does one ditch the guy, and still enjoy all linux has to offer in the console?
> I'm willing to learn how to do this, but who ever decides to help me is gonna hafta be patient.  My memory isn't what it used to be, but I think I'm
> still up to the challenge.
> Mark Peveto
> Registered Linux user number 600552
> Everything happens after coffee!
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