Change the PDF printer Output directory

Since Ubuntu 7.10, a PDF printer has been installed by default. The behavior of this feature has changed from Ubuntu 7.10, instead of asking for a name and location for the PDF, Ubuntu 8.04 will guess a name for the document and place the file in a folder called PDF in your home directory.

  1. Open the file /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf as the root user:
    gksu gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf
    
  2. The lines starting with the “#” character are comments. The first un-commented line, which specifies the output directory, should look something like this:
    Out ${HOME}/PDF
    
  3. Change this line to the path you want your PDFs saved to. This will save them to the current users’s desktop:
    Out ${HOME}/Desktop
    
  4. Save and close the text editor. Now you just need to restart CUPS for the change to take effect.
    sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
    Changing the output directory dosn’t work in some cases because of apparmor
    
    The default (and therefore allowed by apparmor) place for created pdf's is $(HOME)/PDF. If this directory is not used (or is a symlink, just to add this), that means you've changed the default path in cups-pdf.conf, you'll need to apply this changes in the /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.cupsd file too.
    you'll need to change the lines:
     @{HOME}/PDF/ rw,
     @{HOME}/PDF/* rw,
    @{HOME}/PDF/ rw@{HOME}/PDF/*rw,

    into:
    @{HOME}/Desktop/ rw@{HOME}/Desktop/*rw,
    in the mentioned usr.sbin.cupsd file and restart the apparmor-service.

    sudo /etc/init.d/apparmor restartthen restart the cups service,sudo /etc.init.d/cups restart 
     

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