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Answer: How to print to a printer?

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Q&A > input and output > How to print to a printer? contributed by schweini

On Windows, you can use

open( PRN, "> LPT1")
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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Re: Answer: Printing to a printer
by mowgli (Friar) on Feb 16, 2003 at 09:37 UTC

    That obviously won't work on anything but windows-based systems. On unix systems, you'll most likely either want to pipe into lpr(1) or lp(1); as an alternative, a platform independent interface like the Printer module could be used.


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