[Baypiggies] New to python - Printing

Dennis Allison allison at shasta.stanford.edu
Wed Mar 8 21:10:29 CET 2006

It's not clear what you mean.

Python reads and writes and manipulates files.

Python can "print" to std.out and to any file object.  Print has slightly 
different semantics than write.

Python can interface to most utilities both in the Linux/Uniz world and 
also in the Windows world.  

There are specialized packages written for and/or written in Python which 
do specialized "printing like" functions.  See, for example, 
http://www.Reportlab.com for a PDF generation system.

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Steve V. wrote:

> I am new to python and really like what ive seen so far.  i am trying
> to get a good feel for it and see where it is usefull and where it
> isnt.  my question is in regards to python and printing (physically
> printing to a printer through unix).  ive read up on gnome-print,
> libgnomeprint(ui), cups and just about everything else i can think of
> but find little results. also, i tried looking through this list
> archive but didnt find a search option (am i looking in the wrong
> spot?) so this has landed me here.  your help and suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated.   the only thing ive found is that python(or
> pygtk) does have bindings for gnome-print but i have yet to find any
> examples.
> so my newb question is this:
> Is printing through python do-able or am i barking up the wrong tree
> with the wrong tool.
> if it is something worthwhile to look into, any idears or points in
> the right direction you could show me?
> ~Steve


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