Andrey, Thanks for responding. I have to apologize in advance. I don't know the answer to your question.
It's the lpr that executes under the bash system once CYGwin starts. I did a search for lpr.exe under windows and found one under an obscure windows directory. When I tried to execute it said it can't run on my PC? Windows doesn't seem to have a native lpr? I don't know how to find the Cygwin lpr that I'm using. I remind you that print, catting to $PRINTER don't work either. If you tell me how I'll find which lpr is running under bash in Cygwin. Thanks Rod -----Original Message----- From: Andrey Repin [mailto:anrdae...@yandex.ru] Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:47 PM To: rodney.barnh...@verizon.net; email@example.com Subject: Re: Printing (lpr, print, cat > <various names> returns printer not valid or no longer available Greetings, rodney.barnh...@verizon.net! > I have read the FAQs and 100's on general web page discussions re > printing and they all talk about \\ <file://%3cserver%3e/%3cprinter> > <server>\<printer> as the answer, but I only get the not valid response. > I've tried many varients of \\, //, "", '' and escaping 2, 4 etc > times and it doesn't make any difference. I have only one question: are you using Cygwin's or Windows `lpr' ? > > I am running Windows 10 and can print to the printers in the device > list in Windows without problems from Windows. The printer in question > is Postscript capable HP print on the local network with no particular > "server" that I am aware of. > I even tried making a shorter printer name with no spaces or special > characters, The OS sent that name when I started Cygwin, but it again > didn't make any difference. > Here is some information, any help would be greatly appreciated. > > I find it hard to believe I'm the only one having this problem. > > By the way I installed "everything" when I installed Cygwin, took > almost 5 hours - I'm very patient, but everything worked fine and it > used about 150+G of disk space, no problem. > > Here is some information, any help would be greatly appreciated. > $ lpr -D > Windows printer name = 'NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)' > isWindows9x = 0, isWindows2K_NT4 = 1 > Printer name: 'NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)', Port name: > 'WSD-4c342c10-53d8-4569-8ddf-131b36eb360b.0063' > Printer name: 'Microsoft XPS Document Writer', Port name: 'PORTPROMPT:' > Printer name: 'Microsoft Print to PDF', Port name: 'PORTPROMPT:' > Printer name: 'HP ePrint + JetAdvantage', Port name: 'HP ePrint' > Printer name: 'Fax', Port name: 'SHRFAX:' > > rodne@Rodney-HP-Envy ~ > $ lpr -d \\192.168.0.122\$PRINTER .bashrc > lpr: printer error: can't open '\192.168.0.122$PRINTER' for writing: > The printer name is invalid. > > rodne@Rodney-HP-Envy ~ > $ lpr -d '\\192.168.0.122\NPIFA1F16 (HP Color LaserJet CP2025n)' > .bashrc > lpr: printer error: can't open '\\192.168.0.122\NPIFA1F16 (HP Color > LaserJet CP2025n)' for writing: The printer name is invalid. > > Can't initialize "prn", print doesn't work either, copying directly to > the printer doesn't work, cating and pipling to lpr doesn't work > > Rod (2/22/18) > > -- > Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html > FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/ > Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html > Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple -- With best regards, Andrey Repin Friday, February 23, 2018 01:44:54 Sorry for my terrible english... -- Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/ Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple