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Re: /dev/lp0

On Tuesday 02 Sep 2003 10:39, Russell Shaw wrote:
> Hi,
> When i do: cp test.txt /dev/lp0
> shouldn't it blindly copy the text
> to the port and return immediately?
> (it hangs)

Its a character device so it will block while it is processing each charcter. 
If there is no device responding it will therfore block forever i believe.


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