PY shutil on win xp home version

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Fri Apr 20 09:22:06 CEST 2007


jim-on-linux wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 April 2007 17:02, Tim Golden 
> wrote:
>> jim-on-linux wrote:
>>> python help,
>>>
>>> A client is using win xp home.
>>>
>>>  my program contains;
>>>    shutil.copyfile(n, 'prn')
>>>
>>> This runs fine on win xp pro but they are
>>> getting the following traceback.
>>>
>>>  File "LOP_PRT_10.pyc", line 170, in __init__
>>>   File "LOP_PRT_10.pyc", line 188, in Fprint1
>>>   File "shutil.pyc", line 47, in copyfile
>>> IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
>>> 'prn'
>>>
>>> Since this runs ok on win xp pro, does this
>>> have something to do with the home version of
>>> xp.
>>>
>>> I'm thinking of changeing  'prn' to 'lpt1'
>>> and trying again but I don't want to  use the
>>> client as a testor.  Or is there some other
>>> explaination for the problem.
>> Not that this is your question, but if you're
>> trying to print under Windows have you looked
>> at:
>>
>>   
>> http://tgolden.sc.sabren.com/python/win32_how_d
>> o_i/print.html
>>
>> for alternatives?
>>
>> TJG
> 
> Thanks for the response,
> 
> I got the following to work on windows.
> 
> win32api.ShellExecute (
>                     0, 'print', 
>                     filename, None, ".", 0
>                     )
> 
> However it prints the name of the file at the top 
> and adds a page number on the bottom.  Is there 
> some way of eliminating the filename and page 
> number.

Unfortunately, this approach is quick-and-dirty and
you're at the mercy of whatever the "print" verb
does to "filename" on your box. (Although you
can configure that if you try hard enough).

I'm afraid if you want control, you'll have to
go the PDF route or to automate Word / OpenOffice
etc.

TJG



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