Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line
- Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 21:02:15 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Curt <curty@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line
On 2018-01-06, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat 06 Jan 2018 at 05:54:00 +0100, john doe wrote:
>> On 1/6/2018 4:06 AM, Jason wrote:
>> > On a RasperryPi with Raspbian, I would like to create a PDF Printer to
>> > print files to. I only know how to do this with the GUI program
>> > system-config-printer but I don't want to install that on this
>> > Pi. What shell command do I need to create a PDF printer on the Pi (or
>> > on any Debian, for that matter)?
>> Why do you want to"print" if you can convert to pdf using the command line?
>> Based on the original file extension you simply search for a utility that
>> will convert your original file to pdf.
> How does one convert a text file to a PDF using the command line?
unoconv -f pdf text.txt
cupsfilter text.txt > text.pdf
enscript text.txt -o - | ps2pdf - text.pdf
The above works here.
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