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redirect LPT1 to file from NT4 dos box

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Does anyone know how I can redirect my LPT1 port to a file. I have tried using the printer configuration to port FILE:, which works fine for Windows apps, but not for DOS. The CAPTURE CR=F:\FRED.TXT under Novel 4 does not appear to want to work either. So? Help! Is there some special combination / patch / setting that I am missing? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Thank You!
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There may be other ways of doing it but this works on my system:
1. Setup a FILE: printer as normal and share it
2. 'Map' lpt1 to it, either using the GUI or 'net use lpt1: \\thismachine\filesharename'

You will now get a query for the filename when there is a print.
(Note that if you use a different print server than the machine you are printing from, the filename query will appear on the server!)
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Works Perfectly!
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