In a message dated 1/27/02 4:03:35 PM Central Standard Time,
> Is it possible to control an lpt just like MH would control a serial port?
I've been asked this periodically (people guess - logically, but incorrectly
it would be very similar to managing serial ports). But I've never stumbled
a Perl module that works with the Win32 printer driver. That is the key issue.
Perl does not talk directly to the serial ports - it talks to the serial
driver via a
published API (which is reasonably complete in supporting direct interaction
with the ports). The printer drivers seem to know too much about "being
printers" to expose the lpt port commands directly. I don't know that it is
impossible. But I don't think anyone has done it. Sorry.