[Users] E-Mail Printing under FreeBSD

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Dec 7 18:35:51 CET 2012

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:16:51 +0100
Olive articulated:

> Le 07/12/12, Jerry a écrit :
> > On Fri, 7 Dec 2012 16:27:28 +0100
> > Olive articulated:
> > 
> > > The lpr oprions sends by default a Postscript file while the
> > > direct print send a PDF (if the behaviour is the same as in the
> > > recent version of GNU/Linux). I have had problem with pdf
> > > printing too. First try to print with your printer switched off;
> > > then go to /var/spool/cups and find the generated file (it should
> > > be a pdf) and cancel the print. Copy this file out of the
> > > directory and try to print it to see what happens. You can try
> > > also to put cups in debug mode to see exactly what command are
> > > called or try to force CUPS to use the Postscript backend (the
> > > files to edit are the *.convs file).
> > 
> > Sorry, no such file. a file named: "0b78350cd4ffe" was created in
> > the "/var/spool/cups/tmp" directory though.
> > 
> The files will not have the *.pdf or *.ps extension, there will have
> filename as such: d00878-00 and will be deleted after printing (this
> is wy you have to physically switch your printer off, to prevent
> deletion). According to the installation, the files can well be
> in /var/spool/cups/tmp or so; try to identify a ps or pdf file with
> the file command. 

The actual file is located here:

I don't think it is being transmitted correctly. It seems as if CUPS is
using "PJL". I have to look into this further.

Jerry ♔

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