How to print from the command line to USB printer?

Posted on 2004-08-03
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I run win xp and i want to print files from the command line to my USB printer.
I wrote this int the CMD:
print /d:USB001 C:\111.txt
but then i get the message:
unable to initialize device USB001
Is that possible?
Question by:omer_667721
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Hi omer_667721,

Share the printer on the network, then use the following command:

Net use lpt1: \\localhost\<printersharename> /PERSISTENT:YES

Now you can print from dos using the normal lpt1: port :)



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Is it possible to print also files like HTML or DOC in that way?
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Never tried it, but I can't see why not...
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I just tried to print a DOC file and i got gibrish...
when i tried to print HTML file i fot only the source code of the HTML
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For the html, that's normal, and for the DOC, if it's not plain text, it's also to be expected.

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You're welcome :)


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