PRINT prints a file in the background, while you run other DOS commands.
print [options] [[drive:][path]file] [[drive:][path]file] [...]
drive:path\file The file that you want to print.
/D:device Specify the name of the device to print to. If not given,
Print will use the default LPT: device.
/B:size Set the size of the buffer, in bytes, in the range 512-16384.
The default is 512.
/U:ticks The number of clock ticks, in the range 1-255, that Print is
to wait for the printer to become available before printing
/M:ticks The maximum number of ticks for sending a single character
to the printer, in the range 1-255.
/S:ticks The number of clock ticks, in the range 1-255, for the
background spooler process. The default is 2. Larger numbers
will speed up printing but slow down other DOS programs.
/Q:nn The number of files that will be allowed in the print queue,
in the range 1-32. The default is 10.
/T Remove all files in the print queue. Terminates the job that
is currently being printed.
/C Cancel jobs in the print queue. If this is used with a list
of file names, only those files are removed from the queue.
If this is used alone, all jobs are cancelled (although the
current job isn't terminated.)
/P Add a file to the print queue. If this precedes a list of
files, only those files are printed. You may use /P and /C
together on the same command line.
If no options are given to PRINT, only files, /P is assumed. If no
options and no files are provided, print displays the contents of the
This PRINT here only takes /1 /2 /3 as "/D:lpt1" etc equivalent
options or a filename to print a file. Please use the free PRINTQ
tool for "print file", "print /t" (clear queue incl current job),
"print /c" (clear queue) and "print /p file" (add file to queue).
print c:\foo.txt c:\test.txt
Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 1998-2003 Jim Hall, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.