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Replacement for PC Magazine LaserLST Utility Available?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Drew Copeland, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Drew Copeland

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    This is not a Take Command Issue per se! But since this group are avid command line users they might have a solution.

    I have used a PC Magazine utility LaserLST since about 1989 to print two pages of TEXT output in compressed print format on a single side of a paper using a variety of HP Laserjet printers and PC5 or PCL6 in particular.

    This utility will not run under Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit). It has worked fine under all previous versions (not 64 bit) of Windows.

    Does anybody know of a replacement utlity that will do the same thing and works with Windows 7? Also LaserLST does not appear to support USB attached printers so a utility which was more configurable in port selection would also be nice. I use this utility to print out code, BTM files, and an occasional text file.

    Perhaps someone has written a BTM file that will do this?

    I have written several BTM files to print directories and files in compressed print mode as well as landscape mode by sending the approriate PCL control strings to a Laserjet printer via ECHOS and COPY commands. I also wrote a simple BTM file to print a file out in compressed landscape mode on a Laserjet but it will not do two side-by-side pages like Laserjet.
    I would be happy to make these available to anyone who wants them.

    I also used to used V Beurg's List but it too will not run under Win 7. It would appear that Vern has lost interest in upgrading this utility. Fortunately, TCC has a respectable LIST command that can act as a substitute.

    Thanks for the help. Drew
     
  2. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    TReplacementr for PC Magazine LaserLST Utility Available?

    Check out Charles Prineas' V - The Fileviewer: http://www.fileviewer.com

    -Scott

    Drew Copeland <> wrote on 03/18/2010 02:34:06 PM:


     
  3. Arminius

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    LaserLST seems to be a an old 16-bit DOS program, and Windows 7 64-bit support for these is rather limited.

    I would recommend looking for a more recent Windows utility that offers the same functions.

    Perhaps PrintFile could fill the bill? It is available here: PrintFile

     
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  5. Drew Copeland

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    Thanks to All. I will try both V the Fileview and PrintFile. My hope is to find a utility that I can run from within Take Command on the command line. Then I could include it several BTM files to print out a "2UP" text fle.

    If any one knows of any other programs worth trying out let me know.

    Thanks Again.
     
  6. David Marcus

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    PrintFile runs from the command line. Uncheck "Show printer selection dialog" under Settings and use /q on the command line.
     

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