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TechRepublic: Control Printers in Linux from the Command Line

Oct 25, 2004, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan A. Sinclair)

"Everyone knows that Linux makes a great Web server. Some network administrators even use it in conjunction with Samba to create file servers that Windows workstations can access as easily as Windows NT/2000 file servers. However, if you want to use your Linux server as a print server, you can do that too. The most effective way, although not always the easiest, is using Linux print utilities.

"Keep in mind that most flavors of UNIX have a GUI printer administration tool. Several different environments are packaged with Redhat 9.0 Linux. This article will give you the basics on how printers work, how to configure them, and how to maintain them with command line options..."

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