Howto: Linux Configure Pass-Thru Print

Posted on in Categories Linux, Troubleshooting 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 🙂

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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