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Our Epson dot matrix printer is not printing on the following DOS command.:

Type text.txt>prn

But it does print perfectly on:

open TEXT.txt>File>Print 

What is the issue here?

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Wow... dot matrix and DOS... that takes me back. I've never had good experiences with Epson printers though. – FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Aug 17 '10 at 14:59
    
It gives message like--> access is denied(was running on system ADMIN) – pvaju896 Aug 17 '10 at 15:11
    
is that DOS command is rite.?? for printing textfile that in c drive. - c:\>Type one.txt>prn – pvaju896 Aug 17 '10 at 15:11

It worked with this command:

Type textfile.txt > lpt3

The printer was connected to the lpt3 port.

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