How to Configure A "Print to a File" Printer Using Oracle Solaris lpadmin(1M)
(Doc ID 1325884.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.3 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document will explain how to create a printer in Oracle Solaris for which the device (-v option to lpadmin) is a file in /var/tmp file system, and not a physically attached or network attached printer.
Such a printer is useful for testing and troubleshooting printing issue such as, but not limited to
- Incorrect printed output
- Banner page problems
- print job creation issues
where either another printer is not available or one or several printers are needed with various configurations (-I, -T options to lpadmin, for example).
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