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||Posted: June 23 2008,16:15
|Quote (jhsu @ June 23 2008,15:05)|
|I reinstalled the printer, printing (using the lpr -h -Plp some_text.txt command) now works, and there is content under the /var/spool/lpd/lp directory.|
So my problem is that the /var/spool/lpd/lp wasn't saving even though I have this directory included in the .filetool.lst file. Everything else listed saves, but /var/spool/lpd/lp does not. WHY NOT?
..because /var files are generally invoked by other programs, in this case printcap. (work to be done; printer spool directory) Here is a definition of spool:
"To spool (which stands for "simultaneous peripheral operations online") a computer document or task list (or "job") is to read it in and store it, usually on a hard disk or larger storage medium so that it can be printed or otherwise processed at a more convenient time (for example, when a printer is finished printing its current document). One can envision spooling as reeling a document or task list onto a spool of thread so that it can be unreeled at a more convenient time." from Whatis?com