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Printing from DOS


I tried printing from DOS awhile back and printer just spit out a blank page.

The command I used was

Dir > lpt1

Did I get the command wrong, or do I have a driver problem in DOS?



This question was answered on December 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It will only output to the LPT port if you phisically have a printer connected to it or you have your current printer set to capture the LPT port And your printer has to be capable of working in DOS Many printers are Windows only, and under DOS there is just no driver available.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 9, 2004