[K12OSN] About printing

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Fri Apr 23 15:00:59 UTC 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 09:37, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> > 	this is not a requirement you want to fulfill. Since just about
> > everything is printed in postscript, you are out of luck, as postscript is
> > a horrible language to go into and look for stuff (come to think about it,
> > it just horrible). The only sane way to do it, it to look at the documents
> > *before* they are being sent to print. julius
> Errr....
> apt-get install gv
> gv postscript_file ...
	you really think it is a good idea to to use gv to look for blank
pages (by visually scanning output?) and then converting the ps to
something more editable, removing the blank pages, converting again for
print, resubmitting the jobs ..... goodness gracious, what a perfect setup
for a bored masochist. the woman wants to *look* at files. maybe she
should be replaced by a small script?

p.s. convering to / from ps tends to hit the processor hard.

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