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Old 08-04-2006, 12:39 PM   #1
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when i ls >> /dev/lp1 i get permission denied im using redhat 9 sheike from the gui i changed the owner to root and to my username same problem. this happens in ubuntu and dsl. what am i doing wrong. please help me.
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ls >> /dev/lp1

means append the output of the "ls" command to the file "/dev/lp1", which is character device. No matter how hard you try you will never be able to do that, and you don't want to. If you want to print try the "lp" command:

man lp
Old 09-13-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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solve it

I thought the permission denied meant ownership but it wasn't. /dev/lp is a program and it did not have permission to execute. so now I solved it. but still no output to my printer. well that's for another day. sorry for not checking in sooner.
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