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RE: Local printer access question..
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 15:44:40 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Local printer access question..
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail) wrote:
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Igor Pechtchanski
> > On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, Ishwar Rattan wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I am using cygwin (dll 1.3.22) under Windows 2K Pro.
> > > An attempt to use lpr results in:
> > >
> > > lpr: can't open 'prn' for writing
> > > lpr: The printer name is invalid
> > >
> > > Is there a way to access the printer (Deskjet 694C on parallel port)??
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
> > > -ishwar
> > If your Windows printer name is "Deskjet 694C", try 'lpr -P "Deskjet
> > 694C"'. You can also 'export PRINTER="Deskjet 694C"'.
> > Igor
> I wish it was that easy... I have a "Deskjet 720C" which should be about
> the same thing as the one above. I've tried all of the possible ways
> described in "man lpr".
> All I get is a document showing up "Start > Settings > Printers > HP720C"
> indicating that it is printing. The printer itself does nothing.
> This seems not be cygwin failing but windows or the driver - as the
> behaviour is the same from "cmd.exe" using "PRINT /D:<all possibilities
> /Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc EE/Microcomputer systems, 59?14'N, 17?12'E.
Well, it *is* that easy for me on Win2k. I haven't tried it on other
systems, there might be some peculiarities on 9x/ME/XP.
Some things to try that I can think of are: renaming your printer, or
making it shared and using the UNC notation to access it (e.g., export
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