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From: "Dean Northam" <4udean @ home.com>
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sco.misc
References: <F_jJ5.54801$N%1.28820704@news3.rdc1.on.home.com>
<39F5F3D8.7EBAB975@NOSPAM-howie.org.uk>
<39F60505.F3AB54E4@aplawrence.com> Subject: Re: Stripping off form feed at printer driver X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4133.2400 Message-ID: <KULJ5.60991$N%1.32351602@news3.rdc1.on.home.com> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 01:36:42 GMT Hello: Thank-you everyone for your help, I used Tony's cause it was the cleanest and easiest to setup. I was using "netcat" printer script so it was very straight forward and Works GREAT!

Thanks Again,
Dean

PS - Now can anyone recommend the easiest way to use the same QMS printer
(which automatically handles PCL or Postscript emulation) to merge text and
a form overlay together? I have two static forms I like to design and then
lay text over top of it (NOT fill-in the form but overlay the designed form
around the text print). I know that I need to use either PCL form and store
it in memory and then recall it (only problem is I'd have to send the form
everytime, cause I'd never know if it had been restarted) or use mpage,
psmerge or enscript and do it in postscript. I'd really like to see a real
work example if anyone has one.


"Tony Lawrence" <tony@aplawrence.com> wrote in message
news:39F60505.F3AB54E4@aplawrence.com...
> Richard Howlett wrote:
> >
> > Dean Northam wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi again:
> > >
> > > We have ALOT of legacy applications which send a form feed at the
begin of
> > > year print. This is fine on our line printers, but very annoying on
the
> > > laser printers. Can someone tell me how to tr, sed or gawk (i think
that is
> > > what you might use) to strip off the first form feed in the printer
driver
> > > (I think its on the first or second line of the spooled file)?
> >
> > # The following strips off the first formfeed
> > FIRSTLINE=/tmp/lp.fl.$$
> > RESTOFILE=/tmp/lp.rs.$$
> > OUTFILE=/tmp/lp.ou.$$
> > cat "$FILE" | head -1 | tr -d "\014" > $FIRSTLINE
> > cat "$FILE" | tail +2 > $RESTOFILE
> > cat $FIRSTLINE $RESTOFILE > $OUTFILE
> > rm -f $FIRSTLINE $RESTOFILE
>
>
> An awful lot of unnecessary work:
>
> just
>
> cat $file | sed '1,2s/^L//'
>
> (the ^L is a real ctrl-L, change 1,2 to just 1 if you know for
> sure it's in the first line).
>
> --
> Tony Lawrence (tony@aplawrence.com)
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