What PrintThru is:
- PrintThru will print a text file from your UNIX telnet (or ssh) prompt to the printer attached to your terminal computer.
What PrintThru does:
- Prints a text file to the printer attached to your computer
- Prints the standard input if no arguments are given
- Properly handles control characters in the text file
- Provides an exact count of how many lines printed, and an estimate of how many pages printed.
What PrintThru does not do:
- Convert files that are not in text format to a printable format
- Check to see if there is a printer attached (there is no way to do this)
Why PrintThru is useful:
- Print a file from the UNIX command line without downloading it to your desktop or laptop.
- Quick an easy printing
- Simple usage design
How to install PrintThru:
- Simply download the code and compile. (Usually gcc printthru.c -o printthru on most systems.)
How to Run PrintThru:
- Just run the program, it will print the standard input.
- Run the program with a file as its argument, it will print that file
Where to get PrintThru:
- PrintThru is available from my website at http://www.inmff.net/printthru/printthru.tar.gz it is only 2k. To my knowledge this is the only place to obtain PrintThru.
- PrintThru is released under the GNU General Public License.
How to contact PrintThru's author:
- Nicholas Barnard may be contacted via his website form.