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To print a text or postscript file to a NINJa from CUNIX:

$ lp -d [printer] [file]

For a list of printer names, click here.

For example, to print a PostScript file named file.ps to the first printer in 209 Butler Library:

$ lp -d butler209a file.ps

If you are printing PDFs from cunix, you need to first convert the PDF to PostScript format. You can do this with acroread:

$ acroread -toPostScript [pdf_file]
$ lp -d [printer] [ps_file]

pdf_file is the name of the pdf. ps_file is the name of the PostScript file generated by acroread. You can find more information by typing acroread -help.