- For printer status, see CUPS. (On-campus users only.)
|Printer Spool Name||Location||Description|
|thefastprinter||CII-3206||Ricoh SP 5100n - prints duplex|
|thefastprinter-singleside||CII-3206||prints single-sided to thefastprinter|
|thecolorprinter||CII-3206||Xerox phaser 8560DN|
|thecolorprinterd||CII-3206||Prints duplexed to thecolorprinter.|
|theofficecopier||CII-4011||Ricoh SP 5100n - prints duplex|
|theofficecopier-color||CII-4011||prints color to theofficecopier|
General Printer Information/Guidelines
- Don't send a job to a printer that you physically don't have access to (ie: don't print to the copier if the office is closed and you can't get in);
- Pick up your job as soon as you can after you print it and don't leave a mess near the printer. Stray papers left near the printers will be recycled;
- If your job does not print DO NOT submit a job twice. Check the following:
- Look at the output of "lpstat -h cups" or browse to http://cups.scorec.rpi.edu/printers for the printer's status. If the printer is stopped you should email help at scorec.rpi.edu
- If the printer appears fine when you check the queue (see above step) then you've probably jammed it or run it out of paper. If you require assistance clearing a jam or loading paper please email help at scorec.rpi.edu . If you load the paper yourself keep in mind that p1 and p2 are designed to take a full ream at a time and that loading anything less than that will likely cause a jam.
- If it's after business hours and you need to print something but you job is jammed/the printer stopped/the job won't print then you should cancel your job (see below) and submit it somewhere else. DO NOT submit it somewhere else before you have canceled your first attempt.
How to print from the command line in unix
The lp command is used for unix printing. The syntax is:
$ lp -d printer_spool <document>
To query that status of a job, use lpstat and specify the print server:
lpstat -h cups
To cancel a job you must cancel it on the print server (not the local host, unless it hasn't spooled to the print server yet). Note that the job ID on the print server will be different from the ID assigned by the local host.
$ lpstat -h cups -u todora copier-5397 todora 71680 Thu 10 May 2007 10:09:35 AM EDT $ cancel -h cups copier-5397
For more information on the lp command consult the lp man page using the command man lp from the command line.
How to print code
To prettyprint source code, use
enscript. For example,
enscript --color -r -2 --pretty-print foo.cc
foo.cc on the default printer in color in landscape mode (
-r for "rotate") in two-column mode (
-2) and syntax highlighted (
--pretty-print). To output to a postscript file, add
SCOREC Windows workstations should already have the Windows accessible printers set up, though it is possible for them to disappear from your romaing profile. If you need to re-add the printers to your profile or if you would like to print to a SCOREC printer from your Windows laptop and you are on the SCOREC network then follow these directions: from the Start menu select Run..., type \\samba.scorec.rpi.edu and press return, you will be prompted for a username and password unless you are using a SCOREC workstation; enter your SCOREC credentials, double click the printers that show up at the ensuing screen to add them to your laptop/profile. You may be prompted about installed drivers for the printers when you follow this procedure, be sure to select "Yes" or you will not be able to print.