Re: [SLUG] A simple script and printing question (?)

From: Richard Morgan (
Date: Thu Apr 13 2006 - 09:38:18 EDT

Quoting Macy1 Hallock <>:

> Both Eben and Wayne suggested using a named pipe, which I thought
> would be a good solution. However, it does not work, error message
> returned by cups is
> lpr: unable to print file: client-error-bad-request
> I also tried lp since it handles stdin slightly differently with the
> same error msg returned.
> Still looking for a solution... any suggestions welcomed.

What about redirecting stdout to the printer device and then simply cat the

exec > /dev/lp0 (or whatever the printer device is)
exec 2>&1
cat filename.txt


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