How do i print to a printer using python?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Sep 5 00:48:41 EDT 2002
"Naveed Iqbal" <iqbal at colorado.edu> wrote in message
news:6afb9d2c.0209041044.43c5f5f1 at posting.google.com...
> I have to print to a standard printer. I take the data from the
> keyboard and print it using the printer. Please help me....my job
> depends on this!!!!
On *nix or dos/windows, you open the printer port as if it were a
file, just like other ports and devices. On *nix, this maybe be
something like '/dev/lpt' or a the numbered serial or parallel port
that your printer is attached to. On Dos and my win98 machine, this
does the trick:
>>> p.write('Test Line\n\f')
>>> p.flush() # p.close() also flushes
and out come a sheet with 'Test Line' printed. Note that \f is
formfeed char; without it, nothing is printed on page printers (*jets,
Terry J. Reedy
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