[SATLUG] CUPS and page breaks

Craig sargonemail at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 11:18:57 CDT 2014

*Jeremy Mann* on *Thu Sep 25 09:14:18 CDT 2014* wrote:
> We fixed it with a combination of sed with a Word macro.
> Thanks for the input!

Your welcome.

In researching "raspivid to apache", realized you could have just use netcat to
inject a filter between the inbound mainframe /OCE printer connection.

No worries about printing a blue page because the word macro died! ;)

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:06 AM, Craig <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:

> *> Jeremy Mann* on *Wed Sep 24 08:35:09 CDT 2014* wrote:
> ...
> > The output is from their mainframe and the OCE printer interprets a "1" as the
> > first character on a line as a page break. I've searched and searched CUPS
> > documentation on a way to do this, but I'm not finding anything.
> ...
> Are you trying to send the mainframe output to a more "modern"
> printer (the OCE printer)?
> So, what would be the problem of using the backend of CUPS (
> http://www.cups.org/spm.html#WRITING_BACKENDS ) to add a
> filter with a regular expression to either change the pagefeed
> character to a line with just 1 or the otherway around, change the 1 to
> a pagefeed character.
> After the "filter", have the script send it on it's way to the "modern"
> printer.
> So, from a user stand point, they'd send it to the "old" printer; but
> retrieve it on the "modern" one.
> Craig

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