Ah, new tricks

Story: Lazy Linux: 10 Essential Tricks for AdminsTotal Replies: 6
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Jul 23, 2008
7:07 AM EDT
There were a few new tricks in there that I didn't know of, like joining two screen sessions together and looking at /dev/vtc1. Nice article.

Jul 23, 2008
7:38 AM EDT
Yeah, I printed it out into a PDF to keep handy, very nice indeed.

Jul 28, 2008
1:52 PM EDT
The 'print to PDF' is a wonderful trick too by the way, just managed that in CUPS.

Jul 29, 2008
5:36 AM EDT
ibm makes a pdf available as a link on the page the article links to.

They've been doing this for a few years. You can even get copies of their mainframe manuals as pdfs!

The IBM green card isn't green and it isn't a card any more: http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/epubs/pdf/sa227209.pdf

but it is available in pdf format.

Jul 29, 2008
8:31 AM EDT
Missed that. Stupid!

Anyway, here's how you can print PDF's with CUPS:


Jul 29, 2008
9:10 AM EDT
Yeah, I love cups-pdf. I don't need it often, but it's great when I do.

I'm even using it at the school office so the secretary can print. Win98 virtualbox session that of course can't see the shiny new printer on the vista host. So I setup cups-pdf on the server and pointed the virtual machine to that. She thinks it's pretty cool. On an odd note: When win98 prints to it using the hp lj5 ps driver, it prints in color....(of course they apparently "fixed" that glitch in some later windows version).

Jul 29, 2008
9:13 AM EDT
cups is getting better with each release.

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