MS-DOS 5.0 Shell Refers to PRINT.COM; Should Be PRINT.EXE (74367)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q74367


When trying to print from MS-DOS 5.0 Shell without having the MS-DOS print spooler installed, you are instructed to run PRINT.COM before starting Shell. You are also referred to the online Help in Shell, which refers to the print spooler as PRINT.COM. Both instances of PRINT.COM are incorrect; the print spooler's correct filename is PRINT.EXE.

You must either exit Shell and execute the PRINT command or disable Task Swapper and execute the PRINT command.


The syntax of the PRINT command is as follows:

print [/d:device][/b:size][/u:ticks1][/m:ticks2][/s:ticks3][/q:qsize]
[/t][[drive:] [path]filename[...]][/c][/p]

For more information on PRINT.EXE (including switches), see page 542 of the version 5.0 "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference."

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB74367