I am having difficulty with getting a remote printing script that I
wrote to work with any program that uses the print drivers for the
Here's the scenario...
I wrote a script that sends the transparent print code as well as codes
for HP or Epson printers for compressed print. We are using Ice-Tcp
(James Rivers) to connect into the UNIX machine. If I invoke my script
from one of these connections, it works fine. If I use Hyperterminal, or
Procomm for Windows, the page comes out, but the escape codes for the
compressed print do not work. (they get printed as well. )
One thing I did do was to change the port on the printer to print to a
file. When I used the Ice-tcp to connect in and print it created a
normal txt file with the codes in it. When I went in through
Hyperterminal it created some sort of binary type of file.
So bascially I'm looking for some sort of print driver that just takes
the information and redirects it to the port. ( maybe some sort of
standard text driver. I believe that WP uses one for their passthru
If anyone has any information, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks.
G.A. Kayser & Sons, Inc.