For changes prior to version 1.5, see the file NEWS.
For a more detailed list of changes, see the ChangeLog.
March 27, 2012: Release 1.7. Portability improvements. Lprwrap: pass unrecognized -o options to the underlying lpr, so that applications expecting a CUPS lpr will still work. Changed the way lprwrap calls the "real" lpr.
July 23, 2011: Release 1.6. Improved portability. Lprwrap: Compatibility with newer versions of CUPS has been improved. The -ocups option to lprwrap now replaces the old lprwrap-cups script. Allow multiple -ofudge options. New --lpr option can be used to specify the backend "lpr" executable. The TEMPDIR environment variable is now respected. Support for pdftops added. Added a size limit on text files, and a --force option to override it. Psdim: when compiled with metric defaults, use metric units in the output format string. New options --[lrtb]adjust for adjusting the bounding box of input document. Compensate for certain PostScript files generated by Acrobat Reader that resulted in shifted output.
February 15, 2007: Release 1.5. The new upprint package combines the features of the old lpr-wrapper and psdim packages. It contains lprwrap, psdim, as well as the new program pstops-clip. Page clipping was improved, so that documents with opaque backgrounds can now be printed in n-up mode. A 'fudge' feature was added to allow more flexible margin detection. The lpr-wrapper program was renamed lprwrap.
If you would like to ensure the accuracy of the downloaded files, you
can double-check their SHA1 sums.|
For psdim to work, ghostscript must be installed on your system.
For lprwrap to work, you need at least: bash, lpr, file, mktemp, sed, and awk. For enhanced functionality, you should also have: getopt, mpage, gzip, bzip2, iconv, dvips, and pdf2ps.
For your convenience, here are some links to the required packages. The RPM links are outdated. The software marked "*" is required.
|You can build and install the upprint tools from sources using the standard configure/make commands. Please see the file INSTALL for generic installation instructions. Also see the file README for specific compile time configuration options. Redhat RPM packages are also available.|
You can use the lprwrap program in the same way you normally use
"lpr", for example:
lprwrap -oduplex test.psThis should print the page in duplex (double-sided) format, if your printer allows it. If you are using the CUPS printing system, use
lprwrap -ocups -oduplex test.psinstead. Also try 2-up printing with
lprwrap -o2up test.ps
For ease of use, you can create an alias, for example by putting the following into the ".bashrc" file in your home directory:
alias lpr='lprwrap -h'You can now run the lprwrap utility by the name "lpr". The older method, which involved renaming "lprwrap" as "lpr", is no longer recommended.
In the simplest case, psdim can be used to figure out
an optimal format string for 2-up printing:
% psdim --2up test.ps           2:email@example.comL(9.79in,-1.13in)+firstname.lastname@example.orgL(9.79in,4.09in)The resulting format string can be fed directly to pstops:
% pstops `psdim --2up test.ps` test.ps test.2up.ps                Wrote 5 pages, 155746 bytes
|For usage instructions, see the file README.|
For psdim and lprwrap:Copyright © 2001-2012 Peter Selinger.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
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For pstops-clip:Copyright © 1991-1995 Angus J. C. Duggan.
Copyright © 2006-2012 Peter Selinger.
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