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Use the built-in CUPS web interface to get detailed printer information: http://localhost:631/printers/


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On windows, the Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and OS X is full on UNIX, so there is no need for any additions to get unix tools. Open Terminal.app and start with manual pages. The more and tail -f commands are typical unix commands to page, search, and watch a log file. For your example, the tail command to watch your log file is: tail -f ...


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You can go to Print & Scan in the system preferences and select Options & Supplies for your printer. In there, you should see an option for Duplex Unit (if your printer supports it). If that is checked, you can use the automatic double-side printing (by checking the Two-sided box next to Copies). If not, or if that option is unavailable, you can't. ...


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Here is how to use Safari to print an image to span multiple pages: 1) Open the image to be printed in Safari. If it is a local file, then choose File -> Open File.... Or if you already have the file open in Preview, you can drag the icon of the file from the title bar of the Preview window onto the Safari window or Safari icon in the dock. Otherwise, ...


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If you in Preview select the half of the A3 (e.g. use the Inspector ⌘+I so you get the exact size) - then choose Crop ⌘+K, and print this "new" page e.g. as a PDF - after that you Undo the Crop with ⌘+Z, and do the same with the other half of the A3.


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You can define a preset from the print dialog. First change the settings for what you want, and then choose the Presets > Save As… menu. If you leave your preset selected, it will be selected the next time also, so you will never have to change it.


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You can use the Create Booklet utility1 which adds an option to “print”, from Preview or any other app, to generate a second pdf file with the pages arranged appropriately to print and bind as a booklet. When printing the resulting pdf booklet, remember to select “Two-Sided: Short-Edge binding” in the “Layout” options of the print dialog. 1. No longer free, ...


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If the wireless printer has joined the network, OS X should see it listed as a nearby printer. From the Print & Scan pane in System Preferences, click the Plus (+) button in the lower left, and it should show up in the popup menu. If it doesn't, select "Add Other Printer or Scanner…" In the resulting window, the "Default" Tab will show all local ...


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For PDFs: At least on Mac OS X, the Adobe Reader application (version 10+) has this feature in its print dialog. There's an option to print as "poster", meaning 100% scale across multiple pages.


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@ughoavgfhw's answer is incomplete. Some applications (like Google Chrome) will not use the last used preset, but will use the default preset. In order to have such applications adhere to your default settings, you have to interact with the underlying printing system CUPS. These steps will get you there: Run cupsctl WebInterface=yes using the Terminal ...


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Adobe Reader can do this, too: It includes a Poster Print option in its custom print dialog. It’s the first time I missed a feature from Preview (or the native OS X print dialog) that Adobe Reader has. Adobe Reader is free (as in beer) software, it used to be called Acrobat Reader. (Do not confuse it with full-blown Acrobat or any other expensive Adobe ...


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You can print source code with line numbers and without truncation in TextWrangler, the key is Soft wrap text. Turn on "Soft Wrap Text" under Text Options. Open TextWrangler > Preferences Select "Text Printing" then check the "Print line numbers" checkbox. Print again, long lines should wrap and line numbers should be present. Note: you may want to set ...


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Hey I ran into the same problem. If you turn off System Preferences -> Sharing -> Printer Sharing the advanced tab becomes enabled again.


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The Apple Store doesn’t list any AirPrint-compatible receipt printers. However, the AirPrint Activator (an app for your Mac) allows you to use any shared printer via AirPrint.


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quit the Preview App, enter the following into your Terminal application and then start Preview again. Problem solved! defaults write com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingScaleMode 0 to revert this setting, you can use the following command: defaults delete com.apple.Preview PVImagePrintingScaleMode


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Most receipt printers I have seen use a wired ethernet connection, so you could add a slick Lantronix xPrintServer which uses AirPrint to avoid needing a computer running for your iOS devices to print to these specialized printers. Image from the vendor site linked above There are several reviews of this product, and the unit is physically about the size ...


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This largely depends upon the settings that your network administrator has set up for your VPN connection. It is possible for them to require that all traffic travel through the VPN tunnel, at which point, no, you will not be able to connect to a networked printer in your home. It is also possible for them to allow traffic that is not bound for your ...


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There doesn't seem to be a way to do this natively. Your options seem to be: Get a black-and-white airprint printer. Use a black-and-white, non-airprint printer with AirPrint Activator. Use Epson's app which seems to let you print black-and-white photos. Use HP's app which seems to let you choose these kind of settings. Tell Apple you want this feature.


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If you paste the pdf or image into Apple's Numbers app you can print it across many pages.


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The Image Capture application can do this for you. Just connect your printer and launch the application. It comes with OS X. Image borrowed from: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4505. You can also find instructions there under the heading How to scan.


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You can do this with Markdown.pl and htmldoc(1), both of which can be installed with Homebrew. The basic flow for making a PDF is: markdown foo.markdown | htmldoc --no-toc --no-title -f foo.pdf - As for your filename-per-page, you coul incorporate echo to add it as an HTML element: echo $(markdown foo.markdown) "<p>foo</p>" | htmldoc ...


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There is an app called PhoneView that lets you view and print your messages as a PDF. see it here http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/ P.S. I am not in any way affiliated with ecamm. :-)


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This feature was removed in OS X 10.8. You have to use the CUPS interface by running cupsctl WebInterface=yes from Terminal and then pointing a Web browser to http://localhost:631. From there: Open the Printers tab. Select your printer and select Modify Printer from the second drop-down menu. (You’ll have to provide your OS credentials.) Select your ...


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For a free and universal alternative you can use the pdfbook script, part of the pdfjam collection which is usually included in LaTeX distributions (notably MacTeX). It's simple to use from the command line: pdfbook mypdf.pdf If the above doesn't work, then /Library/TeX/texbin isn't in your PATH (or /usr/texbin for older versions of MacTeX). The best ...


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The CUPS web interface would allow you to direct the print job to another printer. However it's possible to capture a PDF file from the CUPS queue: /private/var/spool/cups total 472 drwx--x--- 24 root _lp 816 Mar 1 14:30 ./ -rw------- 1 root _lp 4403 Mar 1 14:30 c00025 drwxrwxr-x 13 root _lp 442 Mar 1 14:30 cache/ ...


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The first place you'll most probably want to look at is the Print & Scan option within System Preferences. There you'll see a list of all printers that you have installed. You can optionally uninstall each of them by clicking on the minus '-' at the bottom of the list. Also, if you are troubleshooting printer issues, you might want to try ...


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After installing Acrobat, there should be an Adobe PDF entry in the list of printers (System Settings -> Printers). Alternatively, you can try CUPS-PDF


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You will find a nice answer over at sister site superuser. It involves a terminal program called enscript which comes with lot's of options and I know at least of one support file for extending its capabilities to print Ruby code. EDIT: I just noticed the "clipboard" part of the question. The clipboard content can be accessed from the command line and fed ...


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If you don't want to use the terminal for this task and want a mac 'application' you should look at 'Text Wrangler' by Bare Bones Software. It is freeware, which fits your 'low price' request ;) I use it to print out smaller runs of text, and use it specifically for the line number feature.



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