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Old 14th June 2008
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Default Printer setup question


I setup my lpd and printcap for my Brother laser printer (PostScript enabled) on my NetBSD system. The problem I am having is that the filter I wrote for it creates an error when handling shell script files. I think the error comes when the filter tries to process the files commands instead of printing them, but I am unsure of how to fix it.

Here is my /etc/printcap:

lp|local printer|Brother HL-5240

I took the filter straight out of "FreeBSD: The Complete Reference". Here is the t2ps-filter:

# Check to see if input is PostScript. If not, pass through enscript.

read firstline
firstline=`expr "$firstline" : '\(..\)'`

if [ "$firstchars" = "%!" ]
    # PostScript file; pass through $firstline and rest of file
    echo "$firstline" && cat && printf "\004"
    exit 0
    # Not PostScript file; use enscript to process
    (echo "$firstline"; cat) | /usr/pkg/bin/enscript -p- \
        && printf "\004"
    exit 0
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