Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Sends a text file to a printer.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
Print [/d:<PrinterName>] [<Drive>:][<Path>]<FileName>[ ...]
Specifies the printer that you want to print the job. To print to a locally connected printer, specify the port on your computer where the printer is connected.
You can also specify a network printer by using its queue name (\\ServerName\PrinterName). If you do not specify a printer, the print job is sent to LPT1 by default.
Specifies the logical or physical drive where the file you want to print is located. This parameter is not required if the file you want to print is located on the current drive.
Specifies the location of the file you want to print. This parameter is not required if the file you want to print is located in the current directory.
Required. Specifies the file you want to print. You can include multiple files in one command.
Displays help at the command prompt.
A file can print in the background if you send it to a printer connected to a serial or parallel port on the local computer.
You can perform many configuration tasks from the command prompt by using the Mode command.
See Mode for more information about:
Configuring a printer connected to a parallel port
Configuring a printer connected to a serial port
Displaying the status of a printer
Preparing a printer for code page switching
To send the file Report.txt in the current directory to a printer connected to LPT2 on the local computer, type:
print /d:lpt2 report.txt
To send the file Report.txt in the c:\Accounting directory to the Printer1 print queue on the \\CopyRoom server, type:
print /d:\\copyroom\printer1 c:\accounting\report.txt