Posted: Thu 13 Oct 2005, 17:56 Post_subject:
need a little help making a script.
Whats up guys? I am trying to make a script do something that might seem strange to you but I think it will be cool when I am all done. I have almost no script making skills but what I am trying to do isn't hard. I place the script into /usr/bin and call it lpr, the script code follows:
cp $1 /print/
simple enough right? all i want it to do is when i want to print someting (anything) it copys the file into the directory /print/ instead of actually printing anything. For some reason it's not working. I can do it but only if im in the /usr/bin directory. I can "lpr (name of file)" and it works fine of course when i am in /usr/bin, but if im at ~/ or something it says "Cant open lpr." Also when I use gui programs like abiword or mozilla i dont know what happens but the file doesnt end up in /print/ when i push the print button.