Printing two files on one page via CLI

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon Dec 22 20:55:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> I have two files (1.odt and 2.html) that I need printed weekly on a
> single sheet of paper.

short answer...  lpr -o number-up=2 filename

longer answer...

(they call it two-up printing or n-up printing - that'll get you
better Google results)

the catch....    The only hitch I see here is that you are mixing an
odt and an html document.  I think you'll need them in a common format
before you can get them on one page.

So, you could print both a pdf file, then two up print the pdf, or
convert both to plain text and print that, or...
which way is best probably depends on how well you can script OO and
the contents of those files.



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