We've been using PuTTY to access a SCO Unix system for some time now and we've recently found the need to use pass-through/slave printing to a client printer attached to the Windows machine accessing the system.

However, this appears to create a print job per line rather than a single print job with every line within. I have heard there's a modified version of PuTTY floating aroudn which handles this type of printing correctly.

Does anyone know of its existance/where to get it or have any other suggestions?

So far I've tried:

  • Multiple drivers
  • Capturing the output on LPT1 and converting it into a single file then printing, unfortunately this was prone to error and would take too much work.
  • Multiple printers
  • Printing to image-based printers and PDF generators

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


I've tried the following clients now, with no change:

  1. KiTTY
  2. Quest PuTTY
  3. AniTa 32
  4. Aljex Terminal

The cheapest option is probably to ping Simon Tatham, and beg for pass through printing to be included in the next PuTTY release, alternatively you could evaluate a number of the other Windows ssh clients, to see how functional their printing support is e.g.

Tectia Client, AbsoluteTelnet, smartFTP

As a stop gap have you tried this script?

  • Pass-through printing is actually included in PuTTY and it does work, it's just that it tends to print 1 line per page rather than a full document. Some printers can interpret the slew of jobs as one page, but others won't. Unfortunately its the "others" that are causing me problems Jan 18 '13 at 10:40

I don't know the program inside-out, so I don't know if it is capable for this, but maybe KiTTY is the one you're looking for..

  • Gave it a go, unfortunately it exhibits the same problem Jan 18 '13 at 10:39

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