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Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line




On Sun 07 Jan 2018 at 21:41:16 +0100, john doe wrote:

> On 1/7/2018 9:01 PM, Brian wrote:
> > On Sat 06 Jan 2018 at 21:51:18 +0100, john doe wrote:
> > 
> > > On 1/6/2018 9:15 PM, Brian 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?
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Using enscript and ps2pdf (goastscript) for example.
> > > 
> > > https://www.gnu.org/software/enscript/
> > > https://www.ghostscript.com/doc/current/Ps2pdf.htm
> > > https://askubuntu.com/questions/27097/how-to-print-a-regular-file-to-pdf-from-command-line
> > > https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/17406/how-to-convert-txt-to-pdf
> > 
> > Thanks, but I should have been clearer and more precise. I was after a
> > "one-step" utility which went directly from text to PDF. (cups-pdf gives
> > the appearence of doing that but it doesn't). You question its utility;
> > if pressed, I could agree with you.
> > 
> > I don't want to do through the intermediate Postscript production step.
> 
> Why not (you can run both utilities in one go)?

You have completely missed the point. "one-step" and "directly" were
the clues.

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Brian