directomatic



DIRECTOMATIC(1)                                                DIRECTOMATIC(1)




NAME

       directomatic - Print without spooler


SYNOPSIS

       directomatic -P <printdef> [-J jobtitle] [-o option=value [...]] [file]



DESCRIPTION

       Directomatic is a filter script to print  with  free  software  printer
       drivers without the need of a print spooler.  It is designed to be used
       together with a Foomatic printer definition file.


   Options
       -P <printdef>
                 where printdef is the printer definition file to use.

       -J <jobtitle>
                 where job title will be printed in the  head  line  of  every
                 page of a plain text job.

       -o option=value
                 Set an arbitrary option.

       file      The file to print.



   Commands
       Directomatic  will  print from standard input unless a file to print is
       specified on the command line.  If your printer definition file  is  in
       /etc/foomatic/direct  or  ~/.foomatic/direct you do not need to specify
       its path.  Put a (instructions in the file) to redirect the  output  of
       directomatic to your printer instead of standard output. To make normal
       users able to print this way add them to group lp  and  make  sure  the
       appropriate printer device file /dev/lpX is group-writable.

       See http://www.linuxprinting.org/direct-doc.html



FILES

       /etc/foomatic/direct/<queue>
                                The foomatic printer definition file.



EXIT STATUS

       directomatic returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.


AUTHOR

       Manfred   Wassmann   <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>  for  the  foomatic
       project using output from the associated binary.


BUGS

       None so far.




Foomatic Project                  2001-05-07                   DIRECTOMATIC(1)

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