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printing to a spooler under windowsby schweini (Friar)
|on Aug 19, 2004 at 19:28 UTC||Need Help??|
schweini has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
anybody know how to make windows print raw-text via the spooler instead of using the cludgy open(PRN, "> COM1")?
this "open" method is a PITA since it doesn't keep track of printer-buffers, whether the printer is switched on, etc.
a quick search turned up some nodes, but no real solution like open(PRN, "|lpr") on unix.