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Printer queue query
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 89 14:10 EDT
From: Johanna Rothman <JR@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 89 11:09 EDT
From: jo@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Jonathan Ostrowsky)
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 89 12:20 EDT
From: pan@Athena.Pangaro.Dialnet.Symbolics.Com (Paul Pangaro)
OK, so I have the Print system loaded, but I dont want to send a big
file to the queue (maybe my LMFS is too tight for space). Is there a
way to force printing to go directly to the printer, without going into
the printer queue first (obviously the printer is on this same machine).
Disabling services, or stopping the printer queue does not seem to work.
The cure might be worse than the disease.
If you can squeeze out the FEPFS space to grow your LMFS, you probably
should. Bypassing the print spooler to print a big job means that
you'll be watching "Serial Out" in your status line for far longer than
you'd care to surrender use of your machine.
Implicit in my idea is that I dont mind this; I can always make another
window to do it from anyway (except maybe for the Mailer).
I have a printer attached to my machine (to the console serial port,
actually) and once printed something before I loaded the print system.
The last time I tried this, a long time ago in 7.2 Beta, I was able to
print files and screen dumps without using the print spooler. If you
have the print spooler loaded on your machine, you must halt it first.
All caveats about speed should be noted!
Thanks for the idea, but as you will see from my message, I tried that.
Halting the spooler or the services only prevents the spooled up file
from going to the printer. It does not allow the file to be sent
directly to the printer,at least as far as I can figure out.