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florido [Other useful utilities]
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 <​code:​bash>​lpr -P copy_n file.ps</​code>​ <​code:​bash>​lpr -P copy_n file.ps</​code>​
  
-==== See what is in the print queue ====+===== See what is in the print queue =====
  
 <​code:​bash>​ <​code:​bash>​
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-==== Remove all your printouts from the queue ====+===== Remove all your printouts from the queue =====
 <​code:​bash>​ <​code:​bash>​
   lprm -   lprm -
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-==== Duplex/​simplex ====+===== Duplex/​simplex ​=====
  
 Printers that are able to print duplex, do that by default, and are flipping the page along the long edge. Printers that are able to print duplex, do that by default, and are flipping the page along the long edge.
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 <​code:​bash>​lpr -o sides=two-sided-long-edge file.ps</​code>​ <​code:​bash>​lpr -o sides=two-sided-long-edge file.ps</​code>​
  
-==== Print only selected pages ====+===== Print only selected pages =====
  
 <​code:​bash>​ <​code:​bash>​
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-==== Pretty printing ====+===== Pretty printing ​=====
  
 This option is **only useful when printing text files**. This option is **only useful when printing text files**.
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 <​code:​bash>​lpr -o prettyprint file.ps</​code>​ <​code:​bash>​lpr -o prettyprint file.ps</​code>​
  
-==== Print more pages on each sheet ==== +===== Print more pages on each sheet =====
 To print two pages on each side of the paper To print two pages on each side of the paper
  
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 You can also use 8 and 16. But can you read it? You can also use 8 and 16. But can you read it?
  
-==== Rotate ====+===== Rotate ​=====
  
 To rotate the page 90 degrees and print it in landscape orientation To rotate the page 90 degrees and print it in landscape orientation
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 In most cases it is better to create the file in landscape orientation. In most cases it is better to create the file in landscape orientation.
  
-==== Mirroring ====+===== Mirroring ​=====
  
 <​code:​bash>​lpr -o mirror file.ps</​code>​ <​code:​bash>​lpr -o mirror file.ps</​code>​
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 Might be useful if you want to print something that Leonardo D. has written. Might be useful if you want to print something that Leonardo D. has written.
  
-==== Combining options ====+===== Combining options ​=====
  
 You can combine the options, like in the following example You can combine the options, like in the following example
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 <​code:​bash>​lpr -P newprinter -o prettyprint -o number-up=2 file.ps</​code>​ <​code:​bash>​lpr -P newprinter -o prettyprint -o number-up=2 file.ps</​code>​
  
-==== Other useful utilities ====+===== Other useful utilities ​=====
  
 ''​ps2ps''​ can do a lot of tricks on a postscript-file. It is used in the background of the printing system to handle many of the options above, but can be used directly on a file. ''​ps2ps''​ can sometimes be used to "clean up" ps or eps files originating from other systems. ''​ps2ps''​ can do a lot of tricks on a postscript-file. It is used in the background of the printing system to handle many of the options above, but can be used directly on a file. ''​ps2ps''​ can sometimes be used to "clean up" ps or eps files originating from other systems.
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 ''​gv''​ or ''​ghostview'',​ is the number one program to check a ps-file before printing it. It can save many trees -- but nowadays you're used to this. ''​gv''​ or ''​ghostview'',​ is the number one program to check a ps-file before printing it. It can save many trees -- but nowadays you're used to this.
  
-==== References ====+====== References ​======
  
   * The CUPS printing system http://​cups.org/​   * The CUPS printing system http://​cups.org/​
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