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, ...
Use the built-in CUPS web interface to get detailed printer information:
On newer versions of macOS you'll need to run the following command to enable the web interface:
Use http://localhost:631/printers/ to see the list of printers available. The page shows both printer model and its IP/name under the Printers tab.
To enable the cups page, run cupsctl WebInterface=yes in terminal.
If it does not directly show an IP address, click on the printer, where usually there is a connection entry like in this example:
On windows, the Cygwin is a Unix-like environment.
OS X (now macOS) is full on UNIX, so there is no need for any additions to get these 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:
@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 ...
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.
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:
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 ...
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 ...
Method 1: Unload Launch Agent.
The Dymo Label Webservice is started by a launch agents while booting. You should be able to simply unload the related launch agent:
sudo launchctl list | grep dymo #check if agent com.dymo.dls.webservice is loaded
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.dymo.dls.webservice.plist
You may have to use the force switch:...
Since Mac OS 10.2, printing is handled by the CUPS system. While drivers are typically found in /Library/Printers, the folder can contain support files and many other things which are not themselves print drivers, and in the real world there is no canonical location within the folder where the actual driver files are stored.
The only authoritative list of ...
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 ...
Get the respective printer's IP address. Printer touchscreen menu:
Settings > General Settings > Network Settings > Network Status > Wired LAN/Wi-Fi Status
Enter the IP address of the printer into a web browser (override security warning if needed).
The web-based printer config UI appears.
Click the ‘Basic Settings’ link (lower left, see screenshot below).
First save your print settings as a preset:
Open a document, then choose File > Print. Click Show Details.
Choose any print settings you want to save as a preset.
Click the Presets pop-up menu, then choose Save Current Settings as Preset.
Enter a name for the preset settings, then choose whether to use the preset for only the currently selected printer or ...
You can do 4-up printing from most macOS applications in the standard print dialog.
Choose File menu > Print (Command-P)
If there's a Show Details button, click it. (If there's a Hide Details button instead, you're already in the right mode.)
Find the printer options pop-up menu somewhere in the print dialog. It's not labelled, but will generally have "...
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 up ...
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.
I just noticed the "clipboard" part of the question. The clipboard content can be accessed from the command line and fed ...
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 printer ...
Thank you for that tip about the Option key. I spent some time solving this earlier today and here's another way: in a web browser, enter http://localhost:631/printers in the address box and press Return. After the list of printers is returned, click on the printer in question. It took me quite a bit of poking around to find the setting for single-sided/...
I had the same problem and this is what I did after reading this question and answer
I installed a network printer localhost, I chose HP Laserjet Series PCL 4/5 as the driver
Print a document from adobe reader
Open Terminal.app and type the following:
-rw------- 1 root _lp 1.6K Jan 18 16:24 c00001
After googling, I found that "Preview.app" and "Automator.app" can handle this job.
Open the pdf file in Preview.app
Select all pages
From Menu, choose "Tools" - "Select Tool"
Select right side of a page to crop
From Menu, choose "Tools" - "Show Inspector"
7, On the "Inspector" window, choose "Crop and rotate inspector"
Push "Crop" button (in ...
There is a simpler solution in 4 steps and a small shell script:
make your own spool directory:
/usr/bin/sudo mkdir /var/spool/my_printer
write the following shell script within your usual local bin directory
let's say /local/bin
copy the following inside my_spooler:
# go into the spool directory
My solution is to install Macintosh version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, available from https://get.adobe.com/reader/, and use it to open the PDF file. When printing from Adobe Reader, there is several options in page sizing and handling :
Choose Booklet and you're good to go.
If you want to stick with preview, a quick and dirty way to do it :
Open image in Preview
CMD+a to select all
Grab selection handle and drag until exactly in the middle of the picture. Dimensions of the selection will be shown while dragging the handle, dimensions of the whole picture can be found with the "Inspector" ( CMD+I)
CMD+C and then CMD+N to create ...
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.
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:
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/
To find and retrieve the print jobs:
Use the go to Folder in Finder and paste this /private/var/spool/.
Now right- Click on the CUPS folder and use Get Info to change the permission.
If you have files waiting to be printed then it looks like this:
It is the file name beginning with "d" that you want to copy.