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I have a bunch of odt files in a directory I want to print. I tried lpr *.odt I got so much junk print outs. Clearly that isn't the answer, so what is?

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  • Convert to a PDF and then print? – muru Apr 18 '16 at 17:31
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lowriter -p file.odt does the job for one file. The help text* says it works on multiple files, so you could use lowriter -p *odt to do the lot, or some form of shell script to specify those you want...

I didn't test this on multi files myself, but do use it for singles.

*The output of lowriter --help is helpful!

lpr is sending raw data to your printer, and .odt files are not raw text; it will print a .txt or .asc file OK.

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    I hear sounds of progress! hey it works! – j0h Apr 18 '16 at 17:42

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