print from UNIX to Win95

Bill Campbell bill at
Tue Dec 9 17:27:53 GMT 1997

On Tue, Dec 09, 1997 at 02:18:10AM +1100, Weihua Dong wrote:
>Can I print PostScript files or imagine Files from UNIX (soliaris 2.5) 
>to a Win95 printer (HP 6P/6PM) ?  Now I can only print plain text files 
>using the script included in samba (smbprint).
>If it is possible how can I configue samba(1.9.17p3) ?

Sure.  It all depends on what your SYSV printer interface or BSD-style
filters do.  I generally set mine to pass DOS/Windows stuff through
untouched since it's supposed to know how to handle printers.

I do use special filters if I know the output is going to be PostScript so
that my filters can clean up the Micro$oft mess that they insert into their
PostScript files (ctrl-D characters, queries of printer memory, and
whatever they may think of next to break the standards :-).

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