How Do I Redirect Output From A serial Printer to a Disk File

How Do I Redirect Output From A serial Printer to a Disk File

Post by Steve Calne » Thu, 17 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I'm in need of some help.I'm trying to redirect the output that normally is
forced to a serial printer, o a disk file. I have found in the \etc
directory a file called printers that contains the specific's for
comunication with a given printer. The command i'm looking at is:

lp1:lp1:dumb:9600 clocal cs8 -parity opost -nl -tabs

How would I modify this to cause the file to go to a specific directory.

Please someone take pity and help......

Thanks in advance.

Steve Calnek


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