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Old Unix and Linux 07-17-2017   -   Original Discussion by Len Davis
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Error Printing issue with AIX 7.2

Hello group.
I recently upgraded my company's server from an IBM P520 w/AIX 5.1 to a new Power 8 w/AIX 7.2. The old server used serial printing and we turned off the print queing feature. We did this because we have many custom forms and did not want a que/spooling situation where a print job would spool, and then immediately print after a custom form type job printed before we could change out the forms on the printer.

The new Power 8 server w/AIX 7.2 use IP configured printers and has a print spooler.

Is there a way to keep the system with the IP configured printers, but turn off the print queing/spooler function and have the printers function as if they were direct printers?

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Old Unix and Linux 07-17-2017   -   Original Discussion by Len Davis
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Use 'netcat' to send the print file to a tcp printer.

netcat -h host -p 9100 <printfile

You may have to add printer escape sequences to get the correct linefeed carriage control.
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