Re: Print function
On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:30:48 am Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jul 2011, John Culleton wrote:
> > For some time now I have used Gvim on Linux Slackware without
> > difficulty in printing. But my latest Slackware is set up wtih Cups
> > and most programs give me a choice between my two printers.
> > It appears that Gvim doesn't use Cups. And the older lpr method
> > doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to cajole Gvim to use Cups as
> > does Scribus, Gimp, Acrobat Reader, KMail etc.?
> It would surprise me (a lot) to learn that GVim truly isn't using CUPS.
> On virtually every system I've used that has CUPS installed, `lpr` is
> part of CUPS. (On OpenSUSE `lpr` is part of 'cups-client', under Gentoo
> it's part of 'net-print/cups')
> If you're sure it's not using CUPS and need to finagle it, take a look
> in the help concerning the 'printexpr' option:
> :help pexpr-option
> Otherwise, to send output to a different printer, use the 'printdevice'
> :help 'pdev'
> AFAIK, GVim won't use a standard "Print" dialog (though some of the help
> text seems to suggest otherwise... maybe only on Win32?).
I fixed it by copying the lpoptions file from an old partition and making sure that /usr/doc/cups belonged to root:root.
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