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On my Ubuntu 14.04 system the files are in directory /var/spool/cups, but that is only accessible for root: root@mypc:/var/spool/cups# ls -ld . drwx--x--- 3 root lp 4096 Oct 30 19:20 . I could open the PDFs in there the following way: sudo -E su -l cd /var/spool/cups ls xournal <filename> Note that the files don't have extension pdf but start ...
There's actually a pretty easy set of ways to install HP printers in Ubuntu. What I's suggest first for a new user, is a graphic method using Ubuntu's tools. Open the Settings program (click the 'gear' in the top right corner, and settings is the third entry in the menu) and look for the printers icon - there is a little Add button in the top left corner ...
Surprisingly simple: sudo apt install pdfposter pdfposter -s1 a3-input.pdf a4-output.pdf pdfposter defaults to output to A4 by default (see man pdfposter for other options). All we have to do is tell it not to scale (with -s1) and it'll figure things out for itself. Note that you'll need a printer that can print right up to the edges.
Open your browser, and navigate to http://localhost:631/ which is the CUPS interface Choose Administration -> Manage printers -> (your printer name) -> administration -> set default options At this point you can set the duplex to be default, for either long or short sided duplex.
It turns out that this printer isn't installed anywhere on my system. This is Gnome auto-discovering my Brother laser printer (the one that is installed as HL4570CDW). So it ends up that the same printer shows up twice on the list (but only once functionally.) I discovered this because I noticed that my printer's administration web interface said that ...
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