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Solved need a bat file to rout a text documentdirectly to a printer

November 13, 2012 at 11:27:14
Specs: Windows XP

I can use net use to map a network printer to the lpt2 port as follows:

net use lpt2 /delete
net use lpt2 \\rssms2-vmprt01\psms2l00068850 /persistent:yes

I don't need to open the text document I want sent to the printer, so how do I get or rout the text document directly to the lpt2?


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#1
November 13, 2012 at 15:38:00

copy file lpt2
should work if it is indeed a text file (as you said) and not a formatted file (ms-word, wordperfect, adobe etc). (i have the feeling it's not this simple, however...)

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#2
November 14, 2012 at 07:47:30

Setting the network printer shared as psms2l00068850 just

copy "filename" \\rssms2-vmprt01\psms2l00068850


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#3
November 14, 2012 at 09:53:21
✔ Best Answer

Actually this ended up working the best, for me anyhow:

lpr -PPR7 -S10.47.245.61 "C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Desktop\My Tags.txt"

Where 10.47.245.61 is the IP address for the \\rssms2-vmprt01\psms2l00068850 printer.

Thank you to all that replied.


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