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Re: /dev/lp0

On Tuesday 02 September 2003 11:39, 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)
That depends, in some cases that could work unless you have a printer like hp 
deskjet 710, 720 etc who require additional filtering, the models mentioned 
require (cpu intensive) filtering thru a pnm2ppa filter.

It would be a good idea to mention which printer you are using


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