[Novalug] Printing question
djr1952 at hotpop.com
Sat Dec 8 03:47:30 EST 2007
On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 01:02 -0500, Ellis wrote:
> On Friday 07 December 2007 23:40, Dan Arico wrote:
> > On Friday 07 December 2007 23:14, Charles M Howe wrote:
> > > List,
> > >
> > > I have a text file, (created using vi) of considerable length to print.
> > > It consists mainly of single lines but sometimes (a few times a page)
> > > there are two lines of text. Then there is a blank line.
> > >
> > > The inelegant way of printing it is to insert a new page (control-L)
> > > after 60 (or 59, or even 58)lines of text, then a few blank lines. But
> > > that gets tedious. Can anyone suggest a better way of doing it?
> > >
> > > Charlie
> > What's wrong with opening it in Open Office as a text file and printing
> > from that?
> Why use Open Office (unless it is already open)? Open it in Kate, and it will
> print 55 lines per page, with a header showing the date, file name, and page
> number. Fast opening, and no extra formatting steps.
> Ellis Pierce
Why install KDE and all it libs and other junk in order to install/run
'kate' when gedit will do the same thing?
Or even more simple:
pr file.txt | lpr
Or to page-break a txt file with 'lpr' it's:
lpr -p file.txt
There are also a number of other simple text formatting tools out there
do a Google on: linux print text formatting page break
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