Re: [PARPORT] parallel port read/write

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 04:11:06 EST

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    On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 02:01:03PM +0530, Harikrishna Charan wrote:

    > I want some info regarding the parallel port read/write.

    (So you said.)

    > I want to
    > read the status of the printer connected to the parallel port.
    > How to find out what is the base address of the parallel port to which
    > the printer is connected in linux. I tried to read the status of the
    > printer by giving the base address as 0x378. I am getting the status of
    > the printer as D8 whether there is paper in the printer tray or not.
    > I want to send the file in .ps format. how do i go about it

    Why do you want to do all of the stuff in the first paragraph if you
    just want to print a file? Is 'cat > /dev/lp0' (or even 'lpr') not working?


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