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Capturing a Printer port

I have a Win95 system with a deskjet 820Cse on the machine's
only parrallel port (LPT1:).  It works fine from the Windows
applications.  When I try to print from a Dos box using either:
    type foo > lpt1
    type foo > prn
Nothing happens.  I tried enabling printer sharing and using
    type foo > \\Juno\\deskjet
I get a network error.

Someone mentioned printer port capture being necessary
for dos mode printing.  Is this true, and if so how do
I do it.  My printer is called 'deskjet' (yes I know, it is
not very original).  

What do I do enable dos mode printing while not destroying
my windows printing.
1 Solution
Tried writing:

type foo > lpt:
type foo > prn:

... Otherwise, you're creating files called lpt and prn...
At printer installation, have you remind to say yes to wether this printer should be used by DOS ? If you havent doing this, reinstall. printer by Start/Properties/Printers and add new printer. Remember this time to say yes for DOS printing.
sgardAuthor Commented:
The printer has been installed to allow printing from DOS.
The printer properties show spooling from dos enabled.
Still no printing.
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