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Printing from DICE machines

To send a document to the edprint queue from the command line do:

lpr filename

Where filename is typically a text, PostScript or PDF file.

For more details, type man lpr into a terminal window.

Alternatively, print your document from the application you used to create it, for example using File ... Print.

Then go to a printer and release your print job as described in the IS documentation.

You have 24 hours after sending your print job to 'release it', otherwise it will be automatically removed from the queue.


Please DO NOT print .doc or other Microsoft or LibreOffice files from the command line! Use the appropriate application. The printing system tries to understand common file types but it does not understand all of them, especially Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, etc.).

For more information see Printing and Printing Questions.

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