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Re: [K12OSN] users selecting printers

Thanks for the info Julius. I wouldn't need to limit users' selection -- there are no "off-limits" printers. If anyone has an example of a wrapper script that allows selection, I'd love to see it.

In the meantime I'll work with .bash_profile solution.


Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:

	local change of the default printer is very easy: in the user's
.bash_profile file add the following line:
PRINTER="name of the print queue"; export PRINTER
that makes straight lpr command to send output to this printer. selection,
especially limited, is harder - you need to replace lpr command with a
wrapper script that will allow the users to select a printer from the
list. it is not trivial, but it isn't brain surgery either. julius

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Robert Harrelson wrote:

Does anyone know the best way (assuming there is a way) to let users
select which of several network printers they want to use. I know there
is a way to specify the printer queue in the print command within an
application, but it would be much more convenient if users could specify
a default printer.

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