[texhax] dvips questions

Tomas G. Rokicki rokicki at CS.Stanford.EDU
Mon Aug 18 10:06:57 CEST 2003

> how do i set up 'dvips' to output to a file by default

In config.ps, just have a line with a bare o (no other chars).

> can you think of any reason why the config.<printer> files can't
> be on a mounted read-only network directory?

No reason.  Perhaps someone wanted to tweak them.

> also, which preferences file
> tells dvips where to look for the config.<printers> file?

Either the CONFIGPATH environment variable, if set, or texmf.cnf,
or the compiled-in defaults.  To watch how all this works, run

   dvips -d 66 somefile


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