[Novalug] Posting stories (explainations of things)

Jon LaBadie novalugml@jgcomp.com
Sat Dec 3 23:13:22 EST 2016


On Sat, Dec 03, 2016 at 05:47:54PM -0500, Gary Knott via Novalug wrote:
> 
...
> A challenge:  Assume you don't know much, but you're using
> a Ubuntu Linux system with a network printer that someone else setup.
> 
> You give the command: lp filea, but you forgot to turn the printer on.
> (Or if it was on, the paper jammed.)
> 
> How do you lookup (ON the sytem, not via google,) how to
> reprint this file without doing another lp command?
> 
> (maybe you recall lpq - but that doesn't solve the reprint problem  -
> and maybe you don't know about lpq)

I googled 'cups repeat print job'.  One pf the early citations was

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://askubuntu.com/questions/625568/print-again-the-last-printed-paper-using-command-line&ved=0ahUKEwi7_-7t09nQAhWqzIMKHSLTDiYQFghAMAU&usg=AFQjCNG7W-FmrYVn8sSrGXUUi3AwbEdTxA&sig2=sjXGLsqSE12mDODd-W76HA

but which is dependent on configuring cups to retain jobs for
a day.

jon
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