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I am trying to create a printer queue, on a SunOS 5.7 system, that outputs a pdf file. There is an application running on the system that has a print button, which sends print files to the default printer. If I disable the printer, I am able to manually capture the files in /var/spool/lp/tmp and convert them to pdf format using ps2pdf, but I would like this to be automatic. How do I set up a pseudo printer to output the files in pdf format in a specified directory?

Thanks,
Cheers,
Sean.
 
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lpstat(1)						      General Commands Manual							 lpstat(1)

Name
       lpstat - printer status information

Syntax
       lpstat [ options ]

Description
       The utility prints the status of the system printers.

       Without any options, prints the status of print requests made to the default printer.

       This command exists for X/OPEN compatibility.

Options
       Some of the options can be followed by a list of arguments.  The arguments must be specified as follows:
       lpstat -uuser1,user2,user3
       List  items  can be separated by spaces, but the list must be enclosed in quotes.  If you do not include any arguments, all the information
       relevant to the option is printed.

       The valid options for are:

       -a (R)[ printer1, printer2, ...	(R)]

	  Print whether or not printers are accepting print requests.

       -d Print the name of the default system printer.

       -o (R)[ printer1, printer2, ...	(R)]

	  Print the status of print requests.

       -p (R)[ printer1, printer2, ...	(R)]

	  Print the status of printers.

       -r Print the status of the line printer daemon,

       -s Print a status summary, including the status of the line printer daemon and the default system printer.

       -t Print all status information.

       -u (R)[ user1, user2, ...  (R)]

	  Print the status of users' print requests.

See Also
       lp(1), lpq(1), lpr(1), lpc(8)

																	 lpstat(1)

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