[svlug] url to pdf

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Sat Sep 1 09:20:06 PDT 2007


John Chippu writes:
> Given a url I want to download the stuff and put it into a pdf. I queried on google but couldn't get anything useful.
>    
>   something along the lines of: install a pdf writer as a printer and use firefox command line to print a url to pdf...or something even simpler if any.

Firefox (and most other Linux programs) can print to Postscript.
Take the resulting .ps file and convert it with ps2pdf.

Disclaimer: I haven't done this myself, so I don't know if there
are quality issues. But it sounds a lot easier than trying to define
a special virtual printer in CUPS.

	...Akkana




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