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Cmd Prompt Printing Issues

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I'm trying to print from the command prompt using
PRINT /D: LPT1: D:\filename.txt

however, nothing is happening. the file enters the print queue, "pretends" to print, and then leaves the queue, but that's it. Normal printing from applications has not been affected.

I've tried redirecting LPT2 to the network location of the shared printer (as if I was printing across a network), but have the same results.

Any ideas? The printer is an HP 712C.

Edited by joelseph, 04 August 2005 - 09:11 PM.

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I have to admit, it has been many years since I have had to this ...Would you not do something similiar to this:

print c:\file.txt /c /d:lpt1 - Prints the file file.txt to the parallel port lpt1.

This helped me find an answer:


Don't think you needed the extra : after lpt1
Let me know.
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