thanks for your reply-just tried that and all I got was the version # (4.2.7) and some stuff about letting me know there was no warranty for that program as follows:
Escputil version 4.2.7, Copyright (C) 2000-2001 Robert Krawitz
Escputil comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type 'escputil -l'
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type 'escputil -l' for details.
Didn't seem to access my printer and didn't give any errors either.