[cups.general] dosemu, lpr and esc/p 2

solarflow99 solarflow99 at gmail.com
Tue May 27 10:37:38 PDT 2008

On 5/27/08, Lucio Crusca <lucio at sulweb.org> wrote:
> Hello *,
> I'm using an old DOS application into dosemu. This app sends ESC/P 2 codes
> to LPT1: and dosemu takes the stream and feeds it to the lpr command
> (Debian Etch/i386, package cupsys-bsd).
> The host where dosemu runs has a printer configured in CUPS and this
> printer
> is shared by a CUPS server in the LAN. It's a HP5440 inkjet printer. I'm
> not expecting that printer to understand ESC/P 2 codes, but, before going
> to buy an Epson printer, I wonder if the whole thing has a chance to
> work... is it possible to pass ESC/P 2 codes untouched from the DOS app to
> the printer with this network setup? How?
> Or, alternatively, is there a ESC/P 2 -> HPwhatever filter?

I think cups would have to handle something that wouldn't it?
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