gorkypl wrote:Online manuals, tutorials are really helpful in most cases.
off wrote:The command df is nice to know as well, not quite a tool, still quite valuable.
mv *.txt ~/Documents/Text\ Files
nathanscribe wrote:OK, so I'm chipping away at this gradually, and learning what not to do.
Can anybody help me with something as basic as printing? I'm on OS X Lion, using Terminal (bash).
I've set up a printer, which is showing up just fine when I enter
, but when I try to print anything, for example
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(where test is a text file), I get pages of stuff that looks like code, header info, etc. and I have to cancel the job and turn the printer off and on again. I mean, pages of stuff - it just keeps coming. To the point where I have seven pages of junk and no actual file content yet.
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Anybody know what might be happening, and how I just print what's needed? I can't seem to find any info online that helps.
7bit wrote:Did you try to print a PostScript file?
Usually it should just prinbt a text file as expected, but maybe the configuration is wrong.
Did you try lpr?
lpr -o raw file.txt
captain wrote:Oh, and learn to use the command "apropos". Like "apropos printing", then RTFM.
captain wrote:Best book ever written for Unix sysadmins:
http://www.amazon.com/Linux-System-Admi ... 0131480057
That's the Fourth Edition. I have to assume it is still as good as the first. I believe that Donald Knuth is quoted in there with something that constantly resonates in the back of my mind, "10 years of email should be enough for anyone."
Oh, and learn to use the command "apropos". Like "apropos printing", then RTFM.
smknjoe wrote:Which UNIX OS are you going to use (not OS X)?
O'R'eilly has a few nix books that are pretty good.
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