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How to print to a printer?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on May 31, 2000 at 08:06 UTC
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Answer: How to print to a printer?
contributed by chromatic

On UNIX, you'd open a pipe to lpr. That will handle spooling and queueing for you.

Under Windows, there's probably a Win32:: module to get at the printer spooler.

Answer: How to print to a printer?
contributed by schweini

On Windows, you can use

open( PRN, "> LPT1")
or
open( PRN, "> //printserver/printershare" )
which is quite useful. The only problem is that you can't check when your printer's buffer is full.

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