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Printing PCL File?

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The Question is:

I have a file that contains raw PCL. How do I send it low-level to a printer?.
 I have tried with 'print', but it doesn't work.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS does not enforce any requirements on the contents, data, or
  format of the print file, that is left up to the printer and to the
  application.  (There CAN be formfeeds or control characters added
  into the data stream generated by the file, depending on the specific
  communications settings.  If the file contains control characters,
  you may/will want to use PRINT/PASSALL.)
  The OpenVMS Wizard does not know what commands, what error messages
  ("doesn't work" is not a valid error message), what file and file
  format, what printer, and what printer configuration is involved

answer written or last revised on ( 23-APR-2001 )

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