[tex-k] dvips on debian linux

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Wed Apr 13 15:56:33 CEST 2011

On 04/12/2011 02:55 PM, Srinivas Nedunuri wrote:
> why does dvips send its output to a printer by default?? I use dvips 
> on Windows, and it does not do that (it sends the output to 
> <filename>.ps) which makes the most sense.
Are you sure that dvips on Windows is not running through a hidden 
script that emulates "-o <filename>.ps" ?
That would be fine.  Otherwise we have the problem of proliferating 
dialects.  So long as I have known it, which is, by now, a very long 
time, the default output of dvips is to a generic output stream (not 
even necessarily a printer).

Pierre MacKay

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