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printing from within Cygwin
- From: Fred_Smith at computrition dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:24:23 -0400
- Subject: printing from within Cygwin
Trying to figure out how to print from a Cywin (console) app.
Porting a Linux app to cygwin. On Linux it uses popen() to pipe output to a
shellscript which in turn cats its input to lpr (it may do other things,
and may transform the data, but that's the ultimate goal).
trying to figure out how to do something akin to that under cygwin.
Invoking "lpr <filename>" at the command prompt comes back with an error
can't open 'prn' for writing.
Advice would be appreciated. (I hope you're not going to tell me I need to
learn all about the innards of windoze printing!)
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