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Direct printing in Sharp Lab

If you enter in the ``Print to" line:
rsh casimir1.physics -l your_casimir1_user_name lp
your output will be printed on the printer in room 255 directly provided that you have a .rhosts file on casimir1. This file should contain lines:
strauss.udel.edu your_strauss_user_name
mahler.udel.edu your_mahler_user_name (same as strauss)

To create such a file, you have to use an editor (a word processor will also do provided that you save your work as plain ASCII text). On Linux, there are several simple, intuitive editors (under Editors or Applications or Accessories $\rightarrow$ Text Editors on the ``start" menu). In particular, on most Linux/Unix systems one can find the editor called ``pico" which works the same way as typical PC editors. To perform this task enter:
pico .rhosts
... enter any text you wish, moving around with the arrow keys ...
$^\wedge$X
Yes
to finish. If you want to get a feel of the true Unix, use the vi editor available under all flavors of Unix and Linux (there exists even a version for MS Windows and, believe it or not, there are people using it). Example of the session is as follows. Enter:
vi .rhosts
Press ``i" and type:
strauss.udel.edu your_strauss_user_name
mahler.udel.edu your_mahler_user_name
Press ``Esc" key and type:
:x
followed by ``Enter".

The same line will also work with other Unix computers which are print servers (if lp does not work, try lpr).


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Krzysztof Szalewicz 2003-09-19