producing a PS file from TeX (Marc Schwartz)

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at
Sun Dec 4 21:47:37 UTC 2005

William John Murray wrote:
>>Robert Cahn wrote:
>>>I'm trying to use dvips to produce a ps file.  On Fedora dvips seems only to
>>>send the output to lpr.  Is there a way of taking file.tex (which includes
>>>.eps figures) and producing
>>>/Bob Cahn
>>>Gipsy Trail Club
>>>Carmel, NY
>>You need to specify the Output file explicitly:
>>  dvips TeXFileName -o
>>See 'man dvips' for more information.
>>Marc Schwartz
>   Hi guys,
>        man dvips is not helpful in telling you where the config file is.
> /usr/share/texmf/pdvips/config/ is the name, a rather odd one
> to my mind. Anyway, edit that, and comment out the pipe to printer. This
> is a very counter-intuitive (and potentially expensive) default.
>    Could it be changed for FC5?
>     Bill

If you want it changed, better file an RFE with Bugzilla. This default
behavior has been around for some time.


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