[gs-bugs] [Bug 690355] New: Ghostscript ignores the "#copies" setting in PostScript input

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Tue Mar 24 15:11:31 PDT 2009


           Summary: Ghostscript ignores the "#copies" setting in PostScript
           Product: Ghostscript
           Version: 8.64
          Platform: All
               URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/320391
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P4
         Component: PS Interpreter
        AssignedTo: support at artifex.com
        ReportedBy: till.kamppeter at gmail.com
         QAContact: gs-bugs at ghostscript.com

If a PostScript file contains

/#copies 2 def

it is expected that the PostScript interpreter displays/prints it twice. This
works perfectly when I send the file unfiltered to my HP LaserJet P3005
(PostScript printer). If I display the file with Ghostscript or print it on a
non-PostScript printer with Ghostscript I get only one copy.

See the Ubuntu bug report linked under "URL". OpenOffice.org uses "#copies" as
its standard method to request multiple copies (most other programs send an IPP
attribute to CUPS for the number of copies). So this results in the case that
printing multiple copies from OpenOffice.org only works on PostScript printers
and does not work on all Linux distros for all non-PostScript printers.

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