Bug 2164 fix for PRINTER

From: Raphael Finkel (raphael_at_cs.uky.edu)
Date: Sat Jan 17 2004 - 20:25:36 EST

  • Next message: Dom Lachowicz: "Re: Bug 2164 fix for PRINTER"

    > We follow the unix environment variable "PRINTER" now,
    > if it exists, and if not, fall back to "lpr".

    I think there is a slight misunderstanding here. Unix programs that use
    PRINTER use it to name the default printer, not the default printing
    command. So if PRINTER is set, the "lpr" command will direct output to
    the specified printer instead of an installation-dependent default.

    In order to make Dom's fix work for me, as I read it, I would need to
    set PRINTER to "lpr -Pmyprinter" instead of "myprinter", which is how it
    is currently set.


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