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Re: [K12OSN] users selecting printers



On Fri, 2003-01-24 at 14:41, Robert Harrelson wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Robert
> 
> Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> 
> >Robert,
> >	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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I use xpp - X Printing Panel.  It does require CUPS, but it works very
well.  Here is a link for more information:

http://cups.sourceforge.net/xpp/

I hope that helps,
-- 
Erick S. Tyack <etyack acurrus com>

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