Auto-sending of file to a printer?
Posted on 1998-04-20
Here's a unique situation. We are using Sun Sparcs and some PC's with Win95 and Solstice Network Client 3.1+. I am told the Network Client no longer supports DOS based program printing. On our other DOS workstation we use PC-NFS software which we can print to network mounted printer.
Concerning the Win95 installations, knowing that we can change our custom apps to print to a file on one of the servers, Is there a way to automatically have this file sent to a printer? a FIFO file or directory comes to mind from my readings way back when. Or is they any other way to set up a special directory to forward the incoming files. I know cron can do this but i would like for this to be instantaneous rather than waiting for cron to roll around.