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Discussion about printing with CUPS in Slackware

Hi Erik, thanks for this guide! But I got it working only after I did a chmod 755 on /usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf. — Jens


Please leave your constructive comments on this page.
— Eric


In Slackware 12 with CUPS 1.3.7 I found setting the pdf script to save the file did not work as expected. It appears the script is run as user lp, which cannot change the owner. Rather than remove the sticky bit, I used “sudo chown” to change the owner, of course that meant the following “chmod” failed, so I had to swap the two command. I also wanted to record the title of the pdf, so I added three lines to the script. That part of the script now looks like this: -

''## Normally the PDF file will be emailed to the creating user.
## Alternatively, you can decide not to email it,
## but leave the file on the server and restrict access by others:
#if [ "$2" != "" ]; then
#  $MAILBIN $2 $OUTPUTFILENAME
#  rm -f $OUTPUTFILENAME
#fi
if [ "$2" != "" ]; then
       chmod 700 $OUTPUTFILENAME
       sudo chown $2 $OUTPUTFILENAME
# Save the title of the file
       echo $3 >$OUTPUTFILENAME.title
       chmod 600 $OUTPUTFILENAME.title
       sudo chown $2: $OUTPUTFILENAME.title
fi
exit 0''

Is there a better way to achieve the same results?



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