How to print directly from compile screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcotter222 View Post
    I edited the code. Change the LPT1 to the printer your port is in, then try it again.
    Surely the PRINT command is capable of printing to the default printer? The entire purpose of a default printer is not having to specify it. What happens if you specify no "/D" whatsoever?

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    The point of adding that was that it didn't work without it. I tryed windows command prompt, and asked for help on PRINT, and it said I needed the printer location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcotter222 View Post
    The point of adding that was that it didn't work without it. I tryed windows command prompt, and asked for help on PRINT, and it said I needed the printer location.
    I don't see where it says you need it. The parameter is enclosed in brackets, which means it is optional. I just tested it out myself, without a /D, and it works fine.

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    My code or the command prompt? Because my code didn't work for me without the thing, and I didn't get a chance to try it with the thing yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcotter222 View Post
    My code or the command prompt? Because my code didn't work for me without the thing, and I didn't get a chance to try it with the thing yet.
    At the command prompt. I just typed "print blah.prn" and it printed the file to my default printer.

    Invoking it through system() shouldn't change things.

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    Interesting... It didn't work for me. Well I will see what happens when I get to a printer (should be around tomorrow).

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