386ix and Parallel Printers

Pim Zandbergen pim at cti-software.nl
Mon May 7 23:42:27 AEST 1990

pnessutt at dmshq.mn.org (Bob Monio) writes:

>Agreed.  But remember that it's a rather rough job to provide
>portability in a program across different versions of spoolers on
>different flavors of UNIX.  It's made harder in case of the above
>mentioned program when the 4GL that is being used doesn't support
>spooling of output at all...  (ie: PROGRESS)

That is incorrect. In Progress you can pipe to any UNIX command
with the "write through" statement. Even the default printer
is a pipe to "lp -s".
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