We are having trouble repairing one of our printers. To get round this I want to use a dot matrix printer to print via a dumb terminal using the sco unix ver 5.5 lprint command.
The terminal is a WYSE 65es so I should have no problem with termcap info.
Can you advise on setup procedures. for eg how do I redirect to /dev/tty4a - this would be the dumb terminal.
As I am aware I need to pipe the print because of the software we are running. This is sage financial software for Unix. If we are printing direct the setting for sage is /dev/lp
if we print to a serial printer we use |lp -depson (print queue for eg 192.168.100.4=epson)
Of course a dumb terminal is not using IP so How does the job pipe through /dev/tty4a?
I hope this makes sense!