[OT] Linux Printers
shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Sep 14 17:07:57 MDT 2007
Justin Gedge wrote:
> couple years ago- I bought the next generation in that line for home.
> HP2300. It appears that HP has assimilated [or emulates] PostScript as part
> of their newer PCL [Printer Control Language]. I first saw this on one of
> the really cheap low end [hp1300] printers. You could feed in raw PS code
> and it knew what to do.
In concrete terms: I discovered not long ago that if you open port 9100
of an ordinary networked HP laser printer and feed a raw postscript file
to it, it will actually print without complaint. In other words:
nc 10.x.x.x 9100 < file.ps
Thus netcat doubles as a printer driver. Really cool.
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