Printing two files on one page via CLI
dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 15:54:54 UTC 2008
2008/12/22 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> 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... http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/options.html#NUMBERUP
_this_ is what I was looking for! Thank you!
> (they call it two-up printing or n-up printing - that'll get you
> better Google results)
I knew that I was missing the keyword!
> 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.
Thank much I can probably figure out how to script. Thanks!
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