Command: printer.sys

  PRINTER.SYS provides codepage management capabilities for a printer
  driver. PRINTER.SYS has to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS.
  When FreeDOS is already running, you can load PRINTER.SYS later
  with DEVLOAD.

Syntax:

  printer [devname][:]=([hardwaretype],[{n|(n1,[n2,]...)}],[m])

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Options:

  devname       Name of the printer port device which is going to be 
                expanded, such as PRN or LPTx. The colon is optional.
  hardwaretype  The identifier of the hardware display adapter type. It
                may also determine the number of subfonts to use. 
                There are not supported types yet.
  n, n1, n2,..  Numbers for the codepage numbers of the hardware codepages.
  m             Number of buffers that you want to specify to prepare
                codepages (default is 1)

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Comments:

  This driver has not yet a binary form, because no specific printer
  hardware management has been yet added (you can compile both
  PRINTER.SYS or DISPLAY.SYS from the sources of DISPLAY).

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Examples:

  When PRINTER.SYS has some hardware support, you'll be able to do:
    PRINTER PRN=(IBMPro,437,1)
  You specify that you have an IBM Proprinter compatible printer, with 
  hardware codepage 437, and request only 1 buffer, in order to minimise 
  resident memory footprint.

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See also:

  chcp
  devload
  display
  print
  printq

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File:

  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.

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  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
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