Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: impact printer

Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    impact printer

    Good morning, i'm a newbie of the forum.
    My name is Massimo and i'm from Italy (don't ask me about pizza, wine and maccheroni, please! ).

    i'm developing a java program, on slack.
    it must print on a impact printer, only text (raw text, no fonts, sizes, and so on), like old-style printing (for examples as400 printing of banks account), on parallel port.

    i don't want to use directly /dev/lp0, and i'm not a fan of cups.
    what is the right way to do it?

    the /dev/lp0 is buffered, or if i send too many characters the printer buffer can be overflowed?

    the program is a statistic-datacruncher, so it prints while the main cycle is running, not at the end of the program, so i can't generate a file and print it

    can i interface the program directly to lpr?
    i need to print one line at a time, not a page, so the system choosen must not send form feed.
    Last edited by maxy04; 10-03-2011 at 07:57 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts