Printing two files on one page via CLI

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Dec 23 15:54:54 UTC 2008

2008/12/22 Brian McKee <brian.mckee at>:
> 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

Thanks, but...

> longer answer...

_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!

Dotan Cohen


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