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Re: Printing (lpr, print, cat > <various names> returns printer not valid or no longer available




Greetings, rodney.barnhart@xxxxxxxxxxx!

> I have read the FAQs and 100's on general web page discussions re printing
> and they all talk about \\ <file://%3cserver%3e/%3cprinter>
> <server>\<printer> as the answer, but I only get the not valid response.
> I've tried many varients of \\, //, "", ''  and escaping 2, 4 etc times  and
> it doesn't make any difference.

I have only one question: are you using Cygwin's or Windows `lpr' ?

>  

> I am running Windows 10 and can print to the printers in the device list in
> Windows without problems from Windows. The printer in question is Postscript
> capable HP print on the local network with no particular "server" that I am
> aware of. 

> I even tried making a shorter printer name with no spaces or special
> characters, The OS sent that name when I started Cygwin, but it again didn't
> make any difference.

> Here is some information, any help would be greatly appreciated.

>  

> I find it hard to believe I'm the only one having this problem.

>  

> By the way I installed "everything" when I installed Cygwin, took almost 5
> hours - I'm very patient, but everything worked fine and it used about 150+G
> of disk space, no problem.

>  

> Here is some information, any help would be greatly appreciated.

> $ lpr -D

> Windows printer name = 'NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)'

> isWindows9x = 0, isWindows2K_NT4 = 1

> Printer name: 'NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)', Port name:
> 'WSD-4c342c10-53d8-4569-8ddf-131b36eb360b.0063'

> Printer name: 'Microsoft XPS Document Writer', Port name: 'PORTPROMPT:'

> Printer name: 'Microsoft Print to PDF', Port name: 'PORTPROMPT:'

> Printer name: 'HP ePrint + JetAdvantage', Port name: 'HP ePrint'

> Printer name: 'Fax', Port name: 'SHRFAX:'

>  

> rodne@Rodney-HP-Envy ~

> $ lpr -d \\192.168.0.122\$PRINTER .bashrc

> lpr: printer error: can't open '\192.168.0.122$PRINTER' for writing: The
> printer name is invalid.

>  

> rodne@Rodney-HP-Envy ~

> $ lpr -d '\\192.168.0.122\NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)' .bashrc

> lpr: printer error: can't open '\\192.168.0.122\NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet
> CP2025n)' for writing: The printer name is invalid.

>  

> Can't initialize "prn", print doesn't work either, copying directly to the
> printer doesn't work, cating and pipling to lpr doesn't work

>  

> Rod (2/22/18)

>  


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With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, February 23, 2018 01:44:54

Sorry for my terrible english...


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