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How can I write a batch file for printing a text file to a dot matrix printer? The printer is connected to the system using USB and the port is the USB002 virtual port.

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Which OS are you using? –  Tonin Jun 20 '13 at 11:28
    
using windows 7 OS –  Suresh E Jun 20 '13 at 14:45

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To get this to work with DOS programs, for example, you first need to share the printer. After, type: net use LPT1 \\\\yourcomputersname\printername /PERSISTENT:YES. Then you could do something like copy C:\path\to\file LPT1.

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Try this instead since it's a basic text file: start /min notepad /P <filename> this prints to the default printer. –  Nathan C Jun 20 '13 at 11:35
    
I updated my answer with a different method that we actually use on older SATO printers (parallel, but the process works the same way). –  Nathan C Jun 20 '13 at 11:38
    
I can't really explain it much more. What OS is this? Does the printer work just printing basic text with notepad? –  Nathan C Jun 20 '13 at 12:36
    
Printing with DOS is very very limited in terms of what you can do with it. I'll leave this question to someone who may have done this before. –  Nathan C Jun 20 '13 at 14:49
    
As the OP mentioned before your last comment, he's using Win7. –  Karan Jun 20 '13 at 18:31

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