I have a printer, an HP DeskJet 712C, that I cannot print to via the shell "print" command in Windows 7 or Windows XP. I think this is because this particular printer is a "software" printer, something like a "software" modem. I am, however, able to print from Word, Notepad, and other programs. Is there some command line utility that I can use to print text files from?
Try using the notepad command line switch /p? e.g.
notepad.exe /p "c:\test.txt"
/A <filename> open file as ansi /W <filename> open file as unicode /P <filename> print filename /PT <filename> <printername> <driverdll> <port> print filename to designated printer
You can use PowerShell's
Get-Content './myfile.txt' | Out-Printer
You can even specify the name of a printer to use a non-default one, like so:
'Hi!' | Out-Printer 'Send to OneNote 2016'
That lets me put the text
Hi! right into OneNote.