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Re: printing from within emacs

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: printing from within emacs
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:58:07 -0600
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Michael Slass wrote:
> Lowell Kirsh <address@hidden> writes:
>>I'm having trouble printing to a remote printer from within emacs. The
>>command I normally use from the cmd line is 'ssh host print'. How can
>>I get emacs to use this command?
> Check out docs for the variable lpr-command
> ,----[ C-h v lpr-command RET ]
> | lpr-command's value is "lpr"
> |
> | Documentation:
> | *Name of program for printing a file.

Although the variable is named with a -command suffix, it's doc string
accurately describes its value as a program name.  That is, it is
invoked via call-process (actually, call-process-region) not via a
shell-command.  So I think what Lowell needs is

(setq lpr-command "ssh"
      lpr-switches '("host" "print")
      lpr-add-switches nil)

Kevin Rodgers

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