Is anyone still using /usr/bin/lpr ?

Chris Turner c.turner at
Tue Oct 29 00:23:15 PDT 2013

On 10/28/13 11:05, Francois Tigeot wrote:

> As far as I know, cups has been the only way to print on modern printers
> for years now.

Have a 'modern printer', (deliberately) use lpr+=apsfilter.
Works fine- better even.
No crappy cups bloat,
except when some port depends on it in a braindead manner.

Probably the better way to put it is that cups has been
promulgated as the only way to print in bloated binary-only
linux distributions like RHEL and Ubuntu.

Embrace and extend - the Microsoft^W Google^W Linux way...

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