producing a PS file from TeX (Marc Schwartz)

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Sun Dec 4 21:48:08 UTC 2005

On Sun, 4 Dec 2005, William John Murray wrote:

>> Robert Cahn wrote:
>>> I'm trying to use dvips to produce a ps file.  On Fedora dvips seems only to
>>> send the output to lpr.  Is there a way of taking file.tex (which includes
>>> .eps figures) and producing
>>> /Bob Cahn
>>> Gipsy Trail Club
>>> Carmel, NY
>> You need to specify the Output file explicitly:
>>   dvips TeXFileName -o
>> See 'man dvips' for more information.
>> HTH,
>> Marc Schwartz
>  Hi guys,
>       man dvips is not helpful in telling you where the config file is.
> /usr/share/texmf/pdvips/config/ is the name, a rather odd one
> to my mind. Anyway, edit that, and comment out the pipe to printer. This
> is a very counter-intuitive (and potentially expensive) default.
>   Could it be changed for FC5?
>    Bill

Individual users can set these defaults for themselves using the 
texconfig(1) CLI utility.  Individual user settings are kept in 

 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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