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david(R)

15.02.2008, 08:04
 

print_daemon_in_DOS (Miscellaneous)

Hi,

Does it exist some print daemon for DOS, which can listen on LPT for almost ever DOS applications and works with NET or USB printer?

David

DOS386(R)

19.02.2008, 02:04

@ david

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> Does it exist some print daemon for DOS, which can listen on LPT for
> almost ever DOS applications and works with NET or USB printer?

Almost every DOS application can print into a file ... no need for a demon :-P

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david(R)

19.02.2008, 15:25

@ DOS386

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> > Does it exist some print daemon for DOS, which can listen on LPT for
> > almost ever DOS applications and works with NET or USB printer?
>
> Almost every DOS application can print into a file ... no need for a demon
> :-P

Yes,but you cannot connect USB or NET printer to DOS :-(

Khusraw

19.02.2008, 15:33

@ david

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

You want to redirect the output in plain DOS or you want to redirect the output of a DOS program? For the first case I don't know any solution, for the second there are.

rr(R)

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19.02.2008, 15:43

@ david

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> Yes,but you cannot connect USB or NET printer to DOS :-(

IIRC there was someone (at the FreeDOS mailing list?) who had a similar question ..... Printing to a network printer....

Khusraw

19.02.2008, 15:53
(edited by Khusraw, 19.02.2008, 16:12)

@ rr

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> IIRC there was someone (at the FreeDOS mailing list?) who had a similar
> question .....

I don't know if his intention is to print to a shared printer (Edit: or to a network-printer). He didn't say a word about such a situation.

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
19.02.2008, 16:13

@ Khusraw

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> I don't know if his intention is to print to a shared printer. He didn't
> say a word about such a situation.

A "NET" printer is a shared printer!

Btw: Most (cheap) USB printers are dumb, because all intelligence is already in their Windows driver. To make these printers work in DOS, one would have to develop a completely new driver using DosUSB. Good luck! :-D

Khusraw

19.02.2008, 16:26

@ rr

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> A "NET" printer is a shared printer!

You are right, I didn't notice the word 'NET'.

> Btw: Most (cheap) USB printers are dumb, because all intelligence is
> already in their Windows driver.

Most USB printers are cheap, and they are built considering to be dependent on OS software.

Laaca(R)

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19.02.2008, 19:59

@ Khusraw

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

Maybe Daved has on mind printing from DOS application but under Windows.
In such case it can be easily solved by various redirectors like this one:
http://www.dos2usb.com/

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DOS386(R)

20.02.2008, 01:06

@ david

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> Yes,but you cannot connect USB or NET printer to DOS :-(

You can ... DOS has NET and USB drivers ... but somewhat experimental :-(

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DOS386(R)

20.02.2008, 01:36

@ Laaca

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> Maybe Daved has on mind printing from DOS application but under Windows.
> In such case it can be easily solved by various redirectors
> http://www.dog2usb.com/

YES, "not using DOS is the solution" :-(

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This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***

david(R)

21.02.2008, 13:42

@ Khusraw

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> You want to redirect the output in plain DOS or you want to redirect the
> output of a DOS program? For the first case I don't know any solution, for
> the second there are.

Yes I want to redirect output from DOS program as PostScript to network
printer and I want to know whether resident DOS network printing tool
exists. I see Datalight socket network printer, which listen on IP address
and defined port, but send data to standard LPT, but I want send data to
network printer.

Khusraw

21.02.2008, 14:56

@ david

print_daemon_in_DOS -> print_into_a_file_in_DOS

> Yes I want to redirect output from DOS program as PostScript to network
> printer and I want to know whether resident DOS network printing tool
> exists. I see Datalight socket network printer, which listen on IP
> address
> and defined port, but send data to standard LPT, but I want send data to
> network printer.

If you want to redirect from DOS, follow the link indicated by rr.

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