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directomatic - Print without spooler
directomatic -P <printdef> [-J jobtitle] [-o option=value [...]] [file]
Directomatic is a filter script to print with free software printer drivers without the
need of a print spooler. It is designed to be used together with a Foomatic printer defi-
where printdef is the printer definition file to use.
where job title will be printed in the head line of every page of a plain text
Set an arbitrary option.
file The file to print.
Directomatic will print from standard input unless a file to print is specified on the
command line. If your printer definition file is in /etc/foomatic/direct or
~/.foomatic/direct you do not need to specify its path. Put a (instructions in the file)
to redirect the output of directomatic to your printer instead of standard output. To make
normal users able to print this way add them to group lp and make sure the appropriate
printer device file /dev/lpX is group-writable.
The foomatic printer definition file.
directomatic returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.
Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> for the foomatic project using output from
the associated binary.
None so far.
Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 DIRECTOMATIC(1)
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