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RE: [K12OSN] OT: printing to a Windows-only printer



We used a simple batch file along with a command line PDF utility.  I think
we bought the utility from Adobe, but I am sure you could do the same with
Ghostscript (we couldn't back then - I tried...)

Anyways, here is a copy of the script we origionaly used

==print.bat==
# Collect a list of all files to print...
dir c:\networkprint\*.pdf /B > c:\networkprint\print.txt

# Print using the printpdf utility.  The /touch:A set the archive attribute
adfter it printed
printpdf /f:'c:\networkprint\print.txt' /touch:A

# Delete all pdf files that have the archive attribute set
del c:\networkprint\*.pdf /Q /A:A

# Delete the list of files to print...
del c:\networkprint\print.txt
==end==

I don't have a copy of it, but I know that we eventually added in some error
control - that is when a file failed to print, the script moved that to
another directory, and printed a list of the files it failed to print.

  _____

Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
 Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
       Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-527-0667
  Web: www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.SimplyCircus.com>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> Behalf Of Rob Owens
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:16 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT: printing to a Windows-only printer
>
>
> Thanks for the idea.  I know nothing about scripting in Windows.  Could
> you give me an example or maybe some good links so I can teach myself?
>
> -Rob
>
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:49:59AM -0400, Steven Santos wrote:
> > A long time ago I used to have to deal with such a situation. The work
> > around I used was to share a folder on the windows box, and use a PDF
> > printer to place a PDF file of the print job on the windows
> box.  Then, on
> > the windows box I would run a script ever 60 seconds that would
> look for any
> > .PDF files, print them, and then delete the PDF file.
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > Steven Santos
> > Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
> > Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
> >  Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
> >        Newton, MA 02462
> > Phone: 617-527-0667
> >   Web: www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.SimplyCircus.com>
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> > > Behalf Of rowens ptd net
> > > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:01 AM
> > > To: k12osn redhat com
> > > Subject: [K12OSN] OT: printing to a Windows-only printer
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I've got a Panasonic printer that only has Windows drivers.
> I've got the
> > > drivers installed on a Windows machine, and the printer is
> shared.  Can I
> > > print to this printer from Linux?  I'm thinking that if I
> connect to the
> > > shared printer, then the Windows machine will provide the driver.
> > >  But when I
> > > go to set up the SMB printer in Linux, it asks me for the make
> > > and model.  Is
> > > there a way to get around this?
> > >
> > > Thanks for any advice you have.
> > >
> > > -Rob
> > >
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