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
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)
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).
When PRINTER.SYS has some hardware support, you'll be able to do:
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.
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 © Aitor SANTAMARIA MERINO, updated 2008
by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.