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Re: /dev/lp0

Elie De Brauwer wrote:
On Tuesday 02 September 2003 11:39, Russell Shaw wrote:

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

It's a lexmark postscript laser (optra R+). I was wondering if
the command should work even if there was no printer connected.

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