lpr -dFrom Shell
The precise command to print a DVI file depends on your system installation. Two common ones are ‘dvips foo.dvi -o’ and ‘lpr -d foo.dvi’.
For example, the following commands will (perhaps) suffice to sort the indices, format, and print the Bison Manual:
tex bison.texinfo texindex bison.?? tex bison.texinfo lpr -d bison.dvi
(Remember that the shell commands may be different at your site; but these are commonly used versions.)
texi2dvi shell script (see the previous section):
texi2dvi bison.texinfo lpr -d bison.dvi # or perhaps dvips bison.dvi -o
lpr is a standard program on Unix systems, but it is usually
absent on MS-DOS/MS-Windows. Some network packages come with a
lpr, but these are usually limited to sending files
to a print server over the network, and generally don’t support the
‘-d’ option. If you are unfortunate enough to work on one of these
systems, you have several alternative ways of printing DVI files:
lprprogram, or its clone. If you can do that, you will be able to print DVI files just like described above.
lprwhich comes with your network software will have a special option to send a file to specific queues, like this:
lpr -Qdvi -hprint.server.domain bison.dvi
dvilj, for detailed description of these tools. Once the DVI file is converted to the format your local printer understands directly, just send it to the appropriate port, usually ‘PRN’.