Topics: AIX, System Admin

Printing to a file

To create a printer queue that dumps it contents to /dev/null:

# /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piomkpq -A 'file' -p 'generic' -d '/dev/null' -D asc -q 'qnull'
This command will create a queue named "qnull", which dumps its output to /dev/null.

To print to a file, do exactly the same, except, change /dev/null to the /complete/path/to/your/filename you like to print to. Make sure the file you're printing to exists and has the proper access rights.

Now you can print to this file queue:
# lpr -Pqfile /etc/motd
and the contents of your print will be written to a file.

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