"Give with a free hand, but give only your own."
 -- J.R.R. Tolkien The Children of Hurin

With these four little words, the foundation of all laws of man is established.

How to print out a .PRN file created by an application when "print to file" was chosen:

From a DOS prompt, type:

copy /B sourcefile.prn /B destination

For example, to print the file named "proj_2_print.prn" to the network printer \\Gateway\HP880C type:

copy /B proj_2_print.prn /B \\Gateway\HP880C

This should send the file to the print queue.

Find the name of the printer "port" by viewing the "properties" of the printer, then selecting the "ports" tab.
The printer name used in the copy command is the "port" name.


You shall not take that which belongs to another.

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