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Old 09-15-2003, 10:51 AM   #1
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Redirection > /dev/lp0

The following yields one line on the printer then the printer hangs.
Printer is an HP-520:

fdisk -l > /dev/lp0

I suspect it is the CR/LF vs just LF "thing".

Can I use redirection in this manner under Linux ??

My workaround is:

fdisk -l > disklist
kedit disklist
rm disklist

I print in KEDIT

Old 09-20-2003, 05:40 AM   #2
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The command you used is correct, so that can't be the problem.
Have you tried:

fdisk -l > /tmp/fdisk.txt
lpr /tmp/fdisk.txt

An other possibility:

fdisk -l | lpr

Maybe one of the above results in error messages which can help.

Old 09-20-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Both your methods work.




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