direct output to printer

Gustavo Cordova gcordova at
Fri Jun 7 17:44:38 EDT 2002

> Hi,
> I'd like to print barcodes with a special barcode printer.
> Therefore I have to send raw ASCII data to the printer.
> How can I do this using Python under Windows ???
> Greetings, Uwe.

Same way you'd do it in MSDOS
(if you have it connected to a parallel port):

>>> lpt = open("lpt1:", "w")
>>> lpt.write(BarcodeDataString)
>>> lpt.close()

You can also use "prn:" instead of "lpt1:"



pd: Win's just MSDOS with icing on top.  ;-)

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