I have been trying to resolve a printing problem but nothing works out .
I have an Epson LQ 680 (dot matrix printer) . I need to print a file . The paper length should be 34 .Left margin should be 5. I have tried the following things after researching from the man pages.
But in both these cases i get a problem where in the first page is printed properly but the second page and pages after spits out blank lines and it doesn't obey the page length .
My other case was
where form feed characters are read properly and aligned but the printer takes default length of paper size as 66. I need to override this paper length settings through shell script whenever i print.
Since other applications use the same printer i can't set the page size in the server .
I am using HP - UX , Bourne Shell.
I heard that we can echo the printer settings in unix.I have the printer codes in Hexa decimal values. (\x1B\x43\x21)
Have tried using
But nothing is working.I am a newBee to Unix .
Any help on how to echo the printer page length dynamically using any unix commands .
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If you're using a continuous-form (fan-fold) printer - which it certainly sounds like you are - you are very likely running into a conflict between printer options and OS options on page length.
A lot of printers featured an automatic skip-over-perforation function designed to permit printing long continuous sets of lines while automatically jumping over the perforated section where you tear pages apart, since otherwise you'd end up with half a line on one page and the other half of the line on another page.
So if the OS is attempting to manage the page size AND the hardware (printer) is attempting to manage page size, chaos is the outcome.
Fortunately, the skip-over-perf option can usually be be switched off by adding the appropriate control sequence to the printed output. Or occasionally by running a software or hardware utility (in some cases, flipping a DIP switch on the printer). That's vendor-dependent, so consult the printer's instruction manual.
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