Capturing a Printer port
Posted on 1997-04-19
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.