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Use PC-FAX with LPR


  • Sending a PC-FAX to a single destination
  • 1. Set media size, quality, fax-number
    Configuration file : /usr/local/Brother/inf/brFAXrc
    Configuration parameters :
    Option ItemParameter
    Paper sizeA4(A4 size), LTR(Letter size), LGL(Legal size)
    QualityFINE(200 x 200 dpi), STD(200 x 100 dpi)
    fax_numberFax number of the destination
    fax_number_listShould not have any parameter
    Example
    2. Send fax
    Command  :  lpr  -P  BRFAX  (filename)
    Available file format: .ps

  • Sending a PC-FAX to multiple destinations
  • 1. Create a fax number list
    Configuration file : the file will be indicated in brFAXrc
    Format and rules of the file
  • One destination number / One line
  • Tilde(~) and 2 byte caracter can not be used.
  • Maximum 50 destinations
  • "#" for comment out mark.
  • Hyphen("-") works as a pause.
  • Example
    2. Set media size, quality, fax number list
    Configuration file : /usr/local/Brother/inf/brFAXrc
    Configuration parameters :
    Option ItemParameter
    Paper sizeA4(A4 size), LTR(Letter size), LGL(Legal size)
    QualityFINE(200 x 200 dpi), STD(200 x 100 dpi)
    fax_numberShould not have any parameter
    fax_number_listSpecify the path and the name of the fax number list
    ***"tilde" can not be used
    ***use full-path of the filename
    Example
    3. Send fax
    Command  :  lpr  -P  BRFAX  (filename)
    Available file format: .ps
    fax_number Fax Number
    (You can use only numeric characters or "-" .)
     
    fax_number_list Fax Number list file* 
    (You can use only alphabet.) 
    

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    Example of brFAXrc file (Single Destination)
    #   Paper
    #       A4   : A4
    #       LTR  : Letter
    #       LGL  : Legal
    Paper=A4
    
    #   Quality
    #       FINE : resolution 200x200
    #       STD  : resolution 200x100
    Quality=FINE
    
    fax_number=XXX-XXXX-XXXX
    fax_number_list=
    
    Example of brFAXrc file (Multiple Destination)
    #   Paper
    #       A4   : A4
    #       LTR  : Letter
    #       LGL  : Legal
    Paper=A4
    
    #   Quality
    #       FINE : resolution 200x200
    #       STD  : resolution 200x100
    Quality=FINE
    
    fax_number=
    fax_number_list=/home/user1/faxlist.txt
    
    Example of number list file (for Multiple Destination)
    #
    # Tennis club members
    # 
    # Harry (Leader)
    XXX-XXXX-XXXX
    
    # Ronald (Sub-Leader)
    XXX-XXXX-XXXX
    
    #Other members
    XXX-XXXX-XXXX # Mike
    XXX-XXXX-XXXX # Sam
    XXX-XXXX-XXXX # John
    

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