Can't print from Windows 95 version of Emacs 19.34.4

Can't print from Windows 95 version of Emacs 19.34.4

Post by Peter E. Bigg » Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:00:00

I have Emacs version 19.34.4 installed on a windows 95 machine. There is
a special section on the info pages about printing in a dos environment.
According to this page, it looks like all I need to do is set the
dos-printer vaialbe to "PRN". I have the following statement in my
.emacs file:

(setq dos-printer  "PRN")

but this doesn't work. When I use the lpr-buffer command, I get the
error : "Searching for program: no such file or directory, lpr"

The print-buffer command gives the error: "Searching for program: no
such file or directory, pr"

Does anyone know what I need to do to get printing to work in this

Peter Biggs,


Can't print from Windows 95 version of Emacs 19.34.4

Post by » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00

You need the GNU Printing Tools (I think the name is There is a program named pr.exe that is what your Emacs
is missing.

Dominik Winter



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