The Computer Science Department maintains several Laser Printers for the use of Faculty, Staff, and students.
Undergraduates who are working in Labs that are allocated to particular courses should use the printer in, or associated with that Lab. As most machines are networked, the CCC printers can also be used.
High quality output for Faculty, Staff, and other Research and Teaching appointees is available at the printer designated ps1 which is located in the CS Main Office (FL 233).
Also located in the CS Main Office is a Color laserprinter, psc.
In addition to all the other resources, graduate students can use the Laser Printer designated ps2. This is located in room FL 142. Access requires a graduate level key.
In the Graduate Projects lab, contains another Postscript printer, ps3.
It is possible to send documents to these printers from any UNIX or NT machine in the department. UNIX users may send documents to these printers via the lpr -Pprinter command. For instance, lpr -Pps1 file.txt will send the file `file.txt' to the printer named `ps1'.
There are a number of UNIX printing programs available for your convenience:
- enscript is a program for formatting ASCII-text files. It can fit several pages of output onto a single sheet of paper, or print two sided output on any of the above printers. For instance, the command enscript -U2 -Pps1 bigfile.txt will print the text-file named `bigfile.txt' on the printer named `ps1' with two pages of output on each sheet of paper, cutting your paper usage in half. Answers to frequently asked questions about enscript can be found at http://people.ssh.fi/mtr/genscript/FAQ.html.
- dvips is a program for printing device-independent files (commonly known as dvi-files), which are most commonly created using the LaTeX typesetting system. A dvi file may be printed with the command dvips -Pprinter-name file.dvi.
- psnup is a program for printing postscript files with multiple pages of output on each sheet that comes out of the printer, in fashion similar to `enscript', above.
If you'd like a certain printer to be your default UNIX printer, you can place the following in your ~/.login file: setenv PRINTER printer-name and then you will not need to specify a printer in lpr or dvips.
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