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Re: printing from within Cygwin
- From: Rick Rankin <rick_rankin at yahoo dot com>
- To: Fred_Smith at computrition dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 12:21:51 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: printing from within Cygwin
Which lpr are you using, which OS (9x or NT/2K/XP), and are you trying to print
to a locally attached or a network printer?
--- Fred_Smith@computrition.com wrote:
> Trying to figure out how to print from a Cywin (console) app.
> Porting a Linux app to cygwin. On Linux it uses popen() to pipe output to a
> shellscript which in turn cats its input to lpr (it may do other things,
> and may transform the data, but that's the ultimate goal).
> trying to figure out how to do something akin to that under cygwin.
> Invoking "lpr <filename>" at the command prompt comes back with an error
> can't open 'prn' for writing.
> Advice would be appreciated. (I hope you're not going to tell me I need to
> learn all about the innards of windoze printing!)
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