since this seems to be a rather frequent problem, does anyone know whether there is some kind of "normal" solution for this in the works?
I use open(PRN, ">COM1")
, but is there no way of doing something like
my $prn = Printer->new("Epson Stylus");
or somethig along those lines? all this muddling around with network shares, port-redirection, etc. is nice and all, but somehow "suboptimal", IMHO.
maybe there's a little program one can pipe text to, and that simply sends it to the printer raw-ly? anything?
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