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KB#00219-Printouts to a direct Unix printer are missing the last few lines

Title:

Printouts to a direct Unix printer are missing the last few lines

Description:

The Unix operating system seems to lose the last part of the output data (before it gets to the parallel printer) upon the CLOSE of the printer channel. 

Resolution:

Set up the printer alias as: 

alias LP /dev/lp0 "Printer" cr,execoff="sleep 40</dev/lp0 &" 

This adds a 40 second pause on the CLOSE of the channel. This will allow the Unix operating system printer driver to catch up and dump all the data to the printer buffer. 



Last Modified: 12/22/1997 Product: PRO/5 Operating System: Unix

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