F9 - cups - windows shared printer

g geleem at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 22 05:10:54 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> sometimes, I haven't a clue to references that you make - i.e. - 1st
> law?

execute as instructed.

which is where i have found assembler to be better at than using an

if you can understand 'machine code', using assembler makes for a closer
relationship with processor.

where as with interpreter/compiler, you have to depend on how someone
else thinks they know what you want to do.

> Obviously I try to stay away from editing the cups config files by hand
> because they tend to get trampled on by cups configuration tools

very true. which is where if you do a manual config, _always_ make and
save a backup copy of what you do. then if something breaks, you can
look at what you did and what config tool did and gain a better
understanding of what and how to make a manual change.

fstab is a very good example of this.

> Something, somewhere, somehow entered that line in the printers.conf

and a prime example of if you make a manual change [not implying that
you did, only if you had] having your own backup of what you did, what
tool had done would have stood out more.

i am still at a wonder of why order of deny before allow in other file.
just does not seem logical. but then i do not know how source writers
set up things for file info is setup to use it.

> Anyway, c'est la vie - that's what I get for not raking through the
> config files with emacs and relying upon the gui tools

and allowing someone/thing else to interpret what you want.

anyway, it is working and that is what counts.




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