Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Is there an equivalent command from DOS to "type (filename) LPT1 I can use on a newer notebook computer running Windows XP that does not have any LPT ports? I use some older DOS software that in my business and need to be able to redirect the output from DOS to a USB port.
This is an interesting question .... I never thought much about using a USB printer in DOS!
Well ...this is probably the easy fix :
Program called dos2usb which claims to do exactly what you want (15 day free trial download ....$19.99 to buy the program)
The harder fix that won't cost anything is to do some network jiggery pokery to redirect data sent to a parallel port to a usb port. Here's a link on how the folks at Dataflex did it :
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1. Save your text file (.txt).
2. On the command prompt navigate to that directory
3.Type "Lpr -S 192.168.1.200 -P lp text.txt"
Substitute 192.168.1.200 for your copier's ip
Substitute text.txt to filename.
Or you can: to print from MS-DOS apps.
1. Share the printer on a networked windows computer. Make sure you make the name MS-DOS compatible.
2. At a DOS prompt, type the following command:
"net use lpt1: \\servername\printer_share/persistent:yes"
NOTE Servername=computer name
printer_share=printers share name
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