Printing .TIFF files

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Old 09-05-2001
Printing .TIFF files

Please forgive my ignorance...but I was hoping a Unix guru could help me with sending .TIFF files to an HP color laserjet 8550. I understand that .TIFF is not one of the languages used in this case, but I understood that there might be some commands that could be added to the queue to allow it to print...could someone please help me with this issue please?

Thank you,

# 2  
Old 09-05-2001
One way is to convert the file to other formats.

Here are suggestions for how to do this:

Also look at this example :

You need to create an entry in the /etc/printcap file, something like this:


The first line is the printer name you can use either hplj5n or lp1 with 'lpr -Pname'.

The rest of the lines are as follows:

rm - remote machine, this is typically the same as the printer name with network printers other wise it's the machine name of the system the printer is connected to.

rp - remote printer, this is typically the same as the machine name
with network printers other wise it would the print name such as
'hplj5n' if the printer is attached to a remote system.

sd - the spool directory where print jobs are spooled

lf - the log file

if - the interface filter, used to convert formatted/unformatted
text (ASCII, TEX DIV, POSTSCRIPT, PCL, etc.) and image data (BMP, PPM, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, etc.) to POSTSCRIPT or PCL format.
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Old 09-05-2001
Printing TIFF in UNIX

I was wondering if this also applied to UNIX? Because in the article you referred me to it only mentions LINUX
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Old 09-05-2001
UNIX is a multiprocessing OS that is well described in the literature. Linux is a UNIX kernel written by Linus Torvalds.

Slackware, Red Hat, Suse, etc. are just distributions of the Linux kernal that are based on GNU software, all developed for the UNIX operating environment (long before linux was on the planet.)

Sun OS, Solaris, AIX, etc. are also based on UNIX kernels. The environment can be built on GNU software as well.

There is nothing common with AIX, SunOS, OSX, HPUX, SGI, ULTRIX, FREEBSD, etc. etc that is not common with LINUX. They are all based on the philosophy of the UNIX OS.

In fact, there is nothing useful in grouping all non-Linux OSs under the UNIX flag and dividing it that way on this site.

None of this has anything to do with TIFF files.... so lets move to TIFF. The philosophy of UNIX has been discussed many times in the threads.
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