Howto: Linux Configure Pass-Thru Print

by on June 29, 2006 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED June 29, 2006


Passthrough print is the process of having a UNIX (or similar) host program print on the printer attached to your terminal (or PC running terminal emulation). Its advantages are:

=> It prints where the user is, without requiring complicated procedures to equate printers with users.
=> It works over direct serial, modem, multiplexor, TCP/IP, etc.
=> It is immediate.

This document covers implementation of passthrough print on a UNIX/Linux host system, where this feature is not already enabled.

It worked for me and it may be helpful to someone out there :)

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1 Arul June 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

Where is the documentation?!!


2 nixCraft June 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Original url was lost but I’ve local copy:


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