Currently I open the file in document viewer and select print etc. Is it not possible to right click the file and "send to" the printer?
Add lpr to the right-click menu
I didn't know about 'lpr' that Steve mentioned about, but I know how to add it to your right click menu, using the Nautilus Scripts function of Nautilus.
Just copy and paste the below text to Gedit:
Save the file as 'Send to Printer' and then,
Finally, move the file under ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
Now, in every .pdf file you want, you can right click on it and choose Scripts->'Send to Printer'. The command 'lpr' that Steve mentioned about will execute to the file you have selected.
Use lpr to print PDF files directly from the command-line
I don't think you can do that directly, no. However, there's a command line program called
You can also view the printer queue with