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7. References

This is a section of references on the Linux printing system. I have tried to keep the references section of this HOWTO as focused as possible. If you feel that I have forgotten a significant reference work, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Before you post your question to a USENET group, consider the following:

If any of the above are true, you may want to think twice before you post your question. And, when you do finally post to a newsgroup, try to include pertinent information. Try not to just say something like, "I'm having trouble with lpr, please help." These types of posts will most definitely be ignored by many. Also try to include the kernel version that you're running, how the error occured, and, if any, the specific error message that the system returned.

On-Line Manual Pages

  • cat(1) concatenate and print files
  • dvips(1) convert a TeX DVI file to PostScript
  • ghostview(1) view PostScript documents using Ghostscript
  • groff(1) front-end for the groff document formatting system
  • gs(1) Ghostscript interpreter/viewer
  • lpc(8) line printer control program
  • lpd(8) line printer spooler daemon
  • lpq(1) spool queue examination program
  • lpr(1) off-line printer
  • lprm(1) remove jobs from the line printer spooling queue
  • pr(1) convert text files for printing
  • tex(1) text formatting and typesetting
USENET newsgroups

  • comp.os.linux.* a plethora of information on Linux
  • comp.unix.* discussions relating to the UNIX operating system

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