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How do I send a file to the printer on Win32?

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Contributed by munchie on Apr 14, 2002 at 20:10 UTC
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Answer: How do I send a file to the printer on Win32?
contributed by munchie

It's very easy, as I recently discovered.

use File::Copy; copy($file,'lpt1:');
Answer: How do I send a file to the printer on Win32?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

There is also another trick to write directly to a named printer, assuming the printer is shared and using the UNC syntax:

copy($file,'//host/printername');

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