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our EPSON-DOT MATRIX printer.

not printing on DOS command

Type text.txt>prn
text.txt file..??

But - it prints on open TEXT.txt>File>Print - it works perfectly.

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+1 for asking about (and presumably still needing) DOS! – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Aug 17 '10 at 15:24
Duplicate of:… – Oliver Salzburg Jun 23 '12 at 12:23
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try copy text.txt prn. If that doesn't work, try appending a formfeed character to the end of the document (that's Control-L) and then printing the document.

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message--> this system cannot find the file specified. – pvaju896 Aug 17 '10 at 15:28
Try copy text.txt prn: or copy text.txt lpt1:. That last one will only work if it's a parallel printer connected to the first parallel port. – boot13 Aug 17 '10 at 16:33

Yup it worked with this command:

Type textfile.txt>lpt3

The printer was connected to LPT3 port.

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