At 14:58 08/03/00, Michael Griffin wrote:
>Someone mailed about being able to print to netware printers
>using nprint. I can also do this, but it comes out in a
>staircase. A really bad one at that.
>It prints the first line and instead of going to the start
>of the next line to start printing, it just jumps down a
>>Anyone got any idea how to fix this?
Unix text format: every line ends in a line feed, which is exactly what the
printer is doing, a line feed. What you also want is a carriage return.
Translating the text with something like
perl -pe 's/\n/\r\n/g'
should do the trick, you could do this by printing like this
perl -pe 's/\n/\r\n/g' < file_to_print | lpr
or by inserting this perl command as a filter or preprocessor into your
printing system for anything headed for the netware printer,
P.S. It can also be done with a similar sed command if you don't like perl,
but I couldn't get it to work.
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