Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FSPOOL.ZIP
Filename : FSPOOL.DOC

Output of file : FSPOOL.DOC contained in archive : FSPOOL.ZIP


The FSPOOL command allows you to redirect output which would
normally be sent to a parallel printer and store it in a disk
file. This might be useful if you plan to later send the file
over a modem to another computer for printing. FSPOOL is invoked
as follows:


Where is the file into which the print data is to be
placed. The file need not exist, but if it does, it will be
deleted and recreated. Once FSPOOL has been invoked for the first
time the message:


will appear and the command portion will exit, leaving behind a
permanant printer interrupt handler built-in to DOS. Output
directed to the printer will be directed to the file until an
error occurs or the disk containing the file becomes full (in
this case an error message will be displayed and the file is

At any time the user may stop the spooling process and redirect
printer output to the printer by typing:


with no filename. FSPOOL may be restarted at any time again as
described above (but the permanent part remains resident even
when it has been disabled).

FSPOOL works with DOS 2.0 (other versions of DOS may work, but
they have not been tested). It uses about 4K of memory once
installed. Because of a DOS version dependent patch it is
possible to use the PrtSc key with FSPOOL but this is sometimes a
risky business! FSPOOL should work with most word processors just
fine, however.

This program is provided as is and no warrantee, expressed or
implied, is made as to its usefulness for any intended purpose or
its reliability. The author and the University of California are
not liable for any loss resulting from the use of this program.

Don D. Worth

Downloaded from the IBMPC special interest area of CompuServe,
uploaded to PCanada by Bob Leigh, PC1022.

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : FSPOOL.ZIP
Filename : FSPOOL.DOC

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